Two artists, but also two craftsmen, Raquel Vidal and Pedro Paz, have turned an old automatic car wash -the first in Valencia- into a laboratory for creation at the foot of Calle Puerto Rico. An open and hybrid place designed for experimentation, to reflect on ceramics and jewelry.
Following the maxim that the new start from old spaces, Raquel and Pedro decided that their entrance with a ‘canoe’ should not erase the trace of the old laundry, but rather they would pay homage to it, they would expose their past. A respectful way to add layers to the story without hiding what came before. Their process, as they insist, is slow, but full of whirlwinds. Its fundamental raw materials are clay and metal.
The link between jewelry and ceramics is not accidental or the product of a sum of interests. It is due to a foundational ‘marriage’, one of the most common dialogues during the history of our societies. The way, they state, “to understand our ancestors, to get closer to them, to experience more closely, how they felt the materials and shapes”.
Although she is from Almería and he is from Galicia -inverted antipodes-, they found in Valencia a good container from which to grow their plan, so handmade.