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I was very interested in crafts from an early age. At home, my mom had Guatemalan weavings hanging on the walls, and my first personal approach to it was when she took a weaving class, and came home with a loom. I found it very intriguing!

We then moved to Chile (we were in Costa Rica before), and there I grew very close to Andean and Mapuche textiles and graphics. I learned several craft skills, and travel around the country, which made me very respectful of makers and their traditions.

Living now in the US, transplanted from my home country, I find life is full of contradictions: my roots and my current life, comfort and uncertainty, raw materials, modern lines, neutral, colorful, hardness, softness, quiet landscapes and city madness.... I even studied Engineering before giving it up to my love for making…

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  • Joined July 29, 2009

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  • SolDelSur
    Metals and Textile Studio by Soledad Proaño

About

I was very interested in crafts from an early age. At home, my mom had Guatemalan weavings hanging on the walls, and my first personal approach to it was when she took a weaving class, and came home with a loom. I found it very intriguing!

We then moved to Chile (we were in Costa Rica before), and there I grew very close to Andean and Mapuche textiles and graphics. I learned several craft skills, and travel around the country, which made me very respectful of makers and their traditions.

Living now in the US, transplanted from my home country, I find life is full of contradictions: my roots and my current life, comfort and uncertainty, raw materials, modern lines, neutral, colorful, hardness, softness, quiet landscapes and city madness.... I even studied Engineering before giving it up to my love for making.

All these contradictions become one in my designs: it is my intent to find the essence in things, create simple objects that carry what makes me happy, and want to look at more often. I hope you want, too!

Sol del Sur means "Southern Sun". Soledad is my name, and means "solitude" in Spanish. My friends call me Sole or Sol (which means "sun" in Spanish!). You can call me either way.

I aspire to never stop improving, and never stop dreaming. I hope I have the time to try all the things I want from life.

* Questions, comments? Contact me through Etsy or directly to sol [!at] soldelsurshop.com
* Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SolDelSurShop
*Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sol_edad/
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* My other shop on Etsy:
CreasolMosaic.etsy.com

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