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Punch Needle Photo by Afnan Yakot_5.jpg
7 pm
Crafting Nights

Talevera Tiles

March 2024

March 14, 21, 2024

Workshop Lead: Alejandra Higuera

In Crafting Nights in the month of March, we delve into the rich history of Talevera Tiles, a tradition steeped in artistry and community.

Talevera Tiles traces its roots back to a small village where artisans discovered a unique method of crafting vibrant and intricate tiles. Talavera pottery originated in Spain. From the 11th century through 1492, Muslims from northern Africa, commonly referred to at the time as Moors, spread the techniques and designs of Islamic lusterware pottery as they inhabited various regions of the Iberian peninsula. Over generations, this tradition evolved into a cherished communal practice, where each tile became a canvas for stories, culture, and shared experiences. Today, we revive this timeless tradition in our community. This workshop is not just about painting tiles; it's about weaving the threads of our stories into a mosaic of shared history. So, let your creativity flow, embrace the spirit of Talevera Tiles, and let's together create masterpieces that will tell our stories! Reserve your spot now.

Photos by Afnan Yakot

Alejandra Higuera

Alejandra Higuera (she/her) is a queer multidisciplinary, visual storyteller focusing on creating poetic visuals through different mediums: video, illustration, animation, embroidery, and projection. Her work focuses on themes of migration, feminism, memory, grief, ritual and being a solo parent by centering the intricate stories of immigrant, queer, and BIPOC resilience, exploring how healing leads us to re-imaging ourselves. As a Latinx artist, Alejandra supports our ever-changing identities, resisting homogenization through a decolonizing lens. Alejandra spends a lot of her time being curious: making up songs and languages, learning about plants, drawing, and being creative with her seven-year-old kiddo.

Photo by Ana Higuera

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