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Diosa Madre

“Magoda Mother Goddess”

Magoda’s name is an antique variation of María, Mara, Magda, etc. Which in  ancient mithologies would be linked to the belief of a female diety, a mother godess, the creative center of conciousness, life and expansion, the eternal and absolute femenine. I took this name to remind myself of the intrinsec creative power that I believe is contained in every one of us, that absolute power potencially magical that waits silently for us to be awaken.

This was my very first batch of ceramics, and some of the pieces were born with a crack. Anybody familiar with biulding ceramics will know this is very normal for a beginner, the apprentice is just starting to understand the nature of clay, and cracks appear after firing the first pieces. For classic ceramic standards this is not acceptable, and some will even advice to destroy the cracked pieces, but for me destroying them would be inacceptable, since their cracks remind me to my own body’s congenital defect, spina bifida occulta is a crack in the spine!

So I kept my cracks and enhanced them with kin
tsugi technique, to preserve the fact that learning ceramic was life changing.

“Magoda Diosa Madre”, 2021, High temperature ceramic nd acrylic marker

“Ave del augurio”, 2021, High temperature ceramic, repaired with kintsugi

“Vaso Bere”, 2021, High temperature ceramic and acrylic marker repaired with kintsugi

Kintsugi ancient filosophy embraces flaws and imperfections, even though things may be damaged, they are still valuable and have meaning.

“La triple diosa”, 2021, High temperature ceramic repaired with kintsugi

“Vaso Magoda”, 2021, High temperature ceramic and acrylic marker

“Liquorice Godess”, 2021, High temperature ceramic