SONIA CESPEDES ROSSEL(Lima - Perú)
Graduated in Drawing and Painting at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, History of Art at the Escuela Santa María de la Reina, Barcelona. Studies in anthropology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Her beginning as a practicing an busy ceramist were anthropogical research with pottery communities of Cusco (1976). She has participated both in solo and group exhibitions in Lima, Mexico City, Honduras, Guatemala, San Diego (California), Shandong (China).
Her work as an artist includes research with organic materials, glass and enamel surfaces and overlapping in natural forms, with temperatures above 1250 degrees C.
With an eye on Peru`s cultural and natural riches, Sonia´s inspiration comes from nature, its cycles, seasons and growth; land and sea. Her recent trip to Chona has developed a special interest in concentrating in each piece details such as peace and aesthetic sensibility, but also playfulness and whimsical slides.
Consultant and trainer of development projects in the North Coast, the Andes, the Amazonian Of Peru and Central America (Guatemala and Honduras), with the Peruvian goverment (Asociaciòn de Exportadores) and international cooperation agencies (USAID/MSP, BID/ATUTO Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Empresa Exportadora ATUTO. Tegucigalpa. Honduras). The most important issues in these projects was research into natural wuarries and work as a consultant on technical aspects of craft production of traditional pottery communities and its possibilities of decelopment in both locan and international markets.
Sonia is honorary member of th Asoación de Cerámica Vicus (Chulucanas, Piura, Perú) and Asociación de Ceramistas Wari (Quinua, Ayacucho, Perú). She es an active member of the International Ceramic Artis Association, bassed in Zibo, Shandong, China.
- Chulucanas, Costa Norte
- Ayacucho, Andes Central
- Pucara, Andes del Sur
- Chazuta, San Martín Amazonía
- Comunidad Shipiba de San Francisco, Ucayali Amazonía
- Comunidad El Carreto, Honduras
- Comunidad Chinautla, Guatemala