Escultura realizada en torno y arcilla


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An Exhibition of Ceramics

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An Exhibition of Ceramics (pdf)

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Para las personas que desen leer en Inglés, pueden entrar en el enlace «An Exhibition of Ceramics», Sculptures, Instalations, Vases and Bowls, este escrito fue realizado por la Directora Elfreida Bissember, curadora de la Galería Castellani House, en el mes de septiembre del 2011.

An Exhibition of Ceramics (archivo .pdf)

Exhibition Guyana 2011

Posted: septiembre 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Las Artes | No Comments »

Involved in the world of the arts since my childhood, I often visited places like brick factories, craft shops and museums such as the Artist’s House in Costa Rica. I learned a variety of drawing and painting techniques while growing up. In high school, I became more interested in visual arts classes.  I created pieces using pre-Columbian techniques with different materials.  With one of those pieces I received an award from my hometown of Cartago, Costa Rica.  Additionally, I made drawings with charcoal, pastels, watercolors, and prints. I received other awards and worked on weekends and holidays to create three-dimensional designs for the exhibition of the Social Club in Cartago. For college I joined the  School of Fine Arts at the University of Costa Rica, where I majored in Fine Arts with the specialization in ceramics. I had very good teachers, including Costa Rican Cecilia Fonseca Borashi and American Barbara Eigen. My teachers taught me to love ceramics, work the clay, feel it, and appreciate its properties and textures.I visited different areas of my country and experienced different clays: reds, browns, yellows, high in iron oxide, and whites with kaolin. I used wooden kilms like the ones traditionally used for baking bread, open ovens that need firewood and cow dung, and other baking artifacts. My college years gave me a vast knowledge about ceramics; their functionality, utility, and characteristics. I also learned that clay enduring and lasting.I learned to make and use paste mixtures of oxides, fire materials, and organic materials. I put modern techniques into practice to make a number of shapes, new glazes, and ways of baking ceramics. After finishing the visual arts degree in Costa Rica, I had the honor of receiving a grant from the government of México to continue my studies at the Escuela de Artesanías de la Universidad de Guanajuato, where I continued to study ceramics, jewelry, silverware, and others handicrafts. I conducted summer courses at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel Allende, Gto. I also took courses in ceramics, raku, jewelry, fabric printing, etc. I married in Guanajuato, after I moved to Mexico City. I entered the Academia de San Carlos, School of Visual Arts of National Autónoma University of México, U.N.A.M., where I study sculpture. At the same time, I took ceramics and fabric printing classes at the School of Crafts and Design, E.D.A.  I also frequented various institutions where I took courses such as porcelain, sculpture, high temperature ceramics, and as well as other classes taught by renowned Mexican and foreign ceramists including Enrique Rangel, Alfredo Ezquerro, Manuel Barbosa, Gerda Gruber, Días de Cossio, and Hilda San Vicente. I had the opportunity to live in countries like México, the United States, Portugal, Haiti, Egypt, Algeria, and the Netherlands where I expanded my knowledge with innovating techniques. Taking and teaching classes in so many different countries and scenarios, experimenting with local materials and mounting new exhibitions, has given me the joy of creating clay art in a new place… Guyana.



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Mayela Leiva Ulloa

She presents this exhibition as Homage to Guyana and her Nature.

Mayela Leiva Ulloa was born in Cartago, Costa Rica. However she is naturalizad Mexican. She completed her first studies in the arts at Casa del Artista  in San José Costa Rica. She read for a degree in Plastic Arts specializing in ceramics at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidad Rodrigo Facio, Costa Rica. She was awarded the Lincoln-Juarez scholarship by the government of México. She continued her studies at the University of Guanajuato, where she did the following: ceramics, working of precious metals, history of arts, contemporary arts, Mexican art and Popular Mexican art, at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel Allende, she studied ceramics, fabric printing  and the history of art and literature.

She married Mr José Castro V. in Guanajuato and they have a son how was born in México City. Afterwards, they lived in México City where she continued to study at the Escuela Nacional de Diseño y Artesanías, E.D.A. There she studied ceramics and fabric printing while simultaneously studying for a Master´s degree in sculpture from the Escuela Nacional de Artes PLásticas, Academia de San Carlos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, U. N. A. M. She has done many arts and ceramics courses under various teachers in Costa Rica, México and U.S.A. In Chicago, she attended the school of Art Institute of Chicago, and Lillstreet art Center and studied porcelain, wheel throwing, sculpture and techniques applied in ceramics such as screen printing. She has taught art and ceramics courses at the University of Costa Rica, the Tecnological Institute of Costa Rica. La Casa del Artista in Cartago among other institutions. In México she was a teacher at the Plastic Experimentation workshop of master Students of the academia de Carlos U.N.A.M. She was the official professor of the Industrial Desing course, CYAD in the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana of México, U.N.A M. She was also invited by the University of Costa Rica to give an intensive ceramics course to the ceramics students. She taught ceramics courses for children at the Universidad of Lisboa. She has conducted seminars on techniques employed in ceramics and glazing at the Escuela Nacional de Artes of Puerto Principe, Haiti where she also taught special courses on desing, ceramics and sculpture to Haitians and students of the other nationalities. She has tasught special courses on ceramic s in Argelia. In Egypt, She gave ceramic courses to children and courses on Pre-hispanic techiniques to the diplomatic ladies and resident of that county. She taught ceramics courses al the Institute of Cultura Superior in México City and the same time she conducted ceramics courses to a group of mexican women. She has written and studied about ceramics materials, clays as well as glazes and various topics related to ceramics. She participated in various individual and group exhibitions in Algeria, Costa Rica, The United States, Egypt, Haiti, México and Portugal.  She has done individual and collective expositions in galleries and museums. She represented México al International expositions such as Bienal International de Ovidos in Portugal. Some of her pieces are in special collections in Argentina, Costa Rica, The United States, Egypt, Honduras, México, Portugal, Yoguslavia y Venezuela. She was living in La Paz Baja California Sur, in México, where she did courses in ceramics, wood carving, scrap iron, jewery. In 2008 she was invited by the University of Costa Rica to be judge in the third Bienal Nacional de Cerámica. Currently she lives in Georgetown, Guyana. She teaches ceramics to guyanese and foreigners.