MAATI

Meaning clay in Sanskrit, MAATI is a collaborative initiative to foment and promote ceramic production in Colombia. This project was an initiative by Parul Sigh, Amara Abdal Figueroa and myself, which aims to build upon ancient ceramic traditions from around the world. As a project MAATI encompasses a physical space, which is a studio located within the Campos de Gutiérrez homestead in Medellín, and a research program that involves various participants, including Campos de Gutiérrez residents, and members of the engineering and anthropology departments of the University of Antioquia. The project was funded by numerous donors in September 2012, and is now fully functional. The drawings included below were made to be distributed as gifts amongst those who contributed to MAATI. They feature depictions of ceramic objects from Southwest Asia, Africa, and South America, as well as diaristic illustrations made at the MAATI studio site while the construction was taking place.

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  • Ref#02 Ink pen. 6 x 8" 2012 Ref#02 Ink pen. 6 x 8" 2012.
  • Ref#06 Ink pen. 6 x 8" 2012 Ref#06. Ink pen. 6 x 8" 2012.
  • Ref#08. Ink marker, whiteout. 6 x 8" 2012 Ref#08. Ink marker, whiteout. 6 x 8" 2012.
  • Ref#11. Ink marker, whiteout. 6 x 8" 2012 Ref#11. Ink marker, whiteout. 6 x 8" 2012.
  • Ref#13. Ink marker, whiteout. 6 x 8" 2012 > Ref#13. Ink marker, whiteout. 6 x 8" 2012.
  • Ref#14. Ballpoint pen, ink marker, whiteout. 6 x 8" 2012 Ref#14. Ballpoint pen, ink marker, whiteout. 6 x 8" 2012.
  • Ref#16. Ink marker, whiteout. 6 x 8" 2012 Ref#16. Ink marker, whiteout. 6 x 8" 2012.
  • Ref#16 (detail). Ink marker, whiteout. Ref#16 (detail). Ink marker, whiteout. 2012
  • Ref#21. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. Ref#21. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. 2012.
  • Ref#22. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. Ref#22. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. 2012.
  • Ref#23. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. Ref#23. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. 2012.
  • Ref#24. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. Ref#24. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. 2012.
  • Ref#28. Graphite, ink marker, whiteout. Ref#28. Graphite, ink marker, whiteout. 2012.
  • Ref#33. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. Ref#33. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. 2012.
  • Ref#34. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. Ref#34. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. 2012.
  • Ref#35. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. Ref#35. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. 2012.
  • Ref#36. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. Ref#36. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. 2012.
  • Ref#37. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. Ref#37. Ink marker, whiteout, graphite. 2012.
  • Ref#38. Ink marker, whiteout. Ref#38. Ink marker, whiteout. 2012.
  • Ref#39. Ink marker, whiteout. Ref#39. Ink marker, whiteout. 2012.
  • Ref#41. Graphite. Ref#41. Graphite. 2012.
  • Ref#42. Graphite, ballpoint. Ref#42. Graphite, ballpoint. 2012.