Recently, we have been in a high-level-artisan exhibition whose brand name is “Enraizados” (“enraizados”: deeply rooted). This is a pottery-based project that has been developed taking the Costa Rican Culture as a key element. They used the word “rooted” as a pretext for their logo and all their workshop design concept.
Among their main products are the “Mascarada” cups (“mascarada”: masquerade), although they make many other ones like coffee-filtering objects, jugs, glasses, and also spoons. “Enraizados” has also been dedicated to develop personalized projects and pieces like sculptures, or artistic projects.
Its artist and owner, José Eduardo Montero Montero, is telling us that his objective is to be known by all the possible people. But, his main public is composed by those adults who are appreciating the unique culture and design. He is also addressing to those ones who are interested on the popular culture.
The popular “Barveña” masquerade is a patrimonial good and the Enraizados brand is trying to take this part of our people to the homes with the most people number, its owner emphasized.
The personalized design is one of the greatest attributes of these Costa Rican pottery artists. It also stands out the exclusiveness, because each piece is unique and completely handmade. So, this guarantees that two pieces are not exactly the same. The design shown in the pieces is very well thought, due to the fact that it tries to recognize and appreciate our traditional mask makers’ remnants.
The “Enraizados” handmade and artistic pottery is not hesitating that the next year 2018 would be full of new products and characters on its “mascarada” cups. It would also have architectural projects with environments’ design.
But, where can we get an exclusive “Enraizados” cup? We can get it at Kiosko San José (San José Newsstand), Satisfactory, Finca Rosa Blanca Hotel, El Cajoncito, and Camanance, among other design shops in San José and Heredia.
In the same way, at Correos de Costa Rica (Costa Rica’s Post Office) and at cajoncito.com one can find the service that is sending these products to other countries. More information: https://www.facebook.com/enraizadosceramica/
Photos by: Enraizados