Eneida Tavares is a designer from Barreiro, Portugal. She had a busy 2014, receiving her MA at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Caldas da Rainha and being tapped as a finalist in the European Ceramic Contest, Denmark. She’s held exhibitions in Lisbon and Paris.
She recently unveiled “Caruma,” a project that blends basketweaving and ceramics. The woven portions incorporate pine tree needles and raffia stitched through holes in the ceramic portion. The designer states of the project:
The ceramics and basketry have walked side by side without really crossing each other. In this context arises Caruma, a series of vessels, containers, formed by a mixed technique – earthenware and basketry – demonstrating the possible relationship between two different construction fields, creating a relationship of dependency between them. On the one hand the earthenware with a strong tradition in the specific context in which the project was carried out (Caldas da Rainha, PT) and on the other the Angolan basketry – where part of my roots come from – particularly the sewed coiling technique. This two materials create a relationship that is familiar to us; basketry that is lasting to the daily scale, earthenware that is the historical range. It is intended the intercultural dialogue that mixes closeness to what is far away.
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