Anna Frias on Apr 2, 2015
Just got them in the mail today!! Love them so much! Perfect match to my wedding dress!!
edwardmackv on Jan 27, 2015
I bought these for my girlfriend in Mexico and I have just had the chance to see them. They are amazing! Well worth it. I would gladly buy more, or show with rojopataya again. Not only did she write out a note by hand for the gift, but when the mail service couldn't find the destination, the seller jumped in and helped track the package down and get it to my girlfriend. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Rojopatiya makes the world a better place. Mas que cinco estrellas. Servicio increíble y un producto genial. Si tuvieria mas novias, compraria mas!
We wanted to apply our knowledge and experience doing arts to develop a craft business.
When I was graduating from the school of fine arts I found myself curious and drawn to work on design and other forms of applied art. In my conscious and unconscious search, I encountered myself working with crafts and other design objects. Little I knew that it will take a lot of experimentation before I found what really speaks to my heart.
In the meantime, Christophe - also a visual artist - was in a similar process, and in his own search he made a few trips to Mexico. The allure of Mexican color, warmth and joy convinced him to give up his position as an arts professor in Belgium and moved permanently to our beloved country.
This is the place where we met, and this is where we start building Rojo Pitaya.
We wanted to apply our knowledge and experience doing arts to develop a craft business. We also wanted to incorporate some aspects of the local craftwork to contemporary design. At the same time, we envisioned a project that will be based on materials of local origin and support a solidarity economy. We could not resist the charm of Mexican folklore, so we decided to make it our theme. We met with different local craftsmen and pitched different ideas. After some serious work and polishing of our initial project, we decided to go for a line of artisanal jewelry, and we chose clay as the main material for our project due to its noble qualities and versatility. Then, we found a couple of potters from Capula - a nearby village with a rich tradition in pottery - that were very excited by our project. Since then, several other people have joined our project, but our initial potters continue happily working with us.
As artists, the path that we chose has been rather uncertain. We had to go beyond the arts and design to become craftsmen, photographers, accountants, marketers, employers, etc. You see, business is not something that we had in our curricula! Moreover, with the variability of the market in a country like Mexico, many times we’ve been close to give up, but seeing how far we’ve come, the people that we’ve been able to give a job, the soul of Mexico in our unique pieces, there is always that little voice telling us: yes, you can! We’ve learned to perseverate, to resist, but overall to always be open to learn more. We had a very positive feedback when we started participating in craft fairs and other design events. We met all kinds of entrepreneurs, from the ones that were just starting to the ones that had gone a long way. We’ve been delighted that after many years our desire, our ideas and our team keep growing. As days go by, we become more motivated and deeply grateful since our craft and products have been very well received and appreciated nationally and internationally.
We’ve now begun to experiment with clothing and pot design as well as other materials such as silver and other metals. So, be aware! There are very exciting things coming up in the near future. We believe that this is just the beginning of a beautiful adventure full of color, folklore and joy in the form of craft.
Lupita & Tof
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*If you live in Mexico, please contact me and we can work out arrangements.
*I suggest to pay right after buying in order to send the item as soon as possible.
* For any cancellation, please contact me to let me know.
* Once an order is payed there is no cancellation.
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*I live in Mexico, and I ship everywhere. I use the mexican postal service, it is cheap and secure. But it could be take 2 o 3 weeks to arrive.
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*I ship every day except on saturdays, sundays or holidays when the post office is closed.
*The buyer is responsible for custom fees.
*All items will be carefully packaged. If you're doing a gift please let me know if you need a special note.
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*I am open to special request and projects.
*If you are interested in buying more than 10 pieces I can make a special discount. Please contact me.
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