//Grant holder Casa Taller El Boga 2023
Photo: Valentina Espinosa Muskus
Manuela studied Industrial Design and is a ceramist. She is interested in the relationship between design, craft and art. She studied a master's degree in Art and Design Theory at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Her ceramic work focuses on utilitarian and sculptural objects. Manuela directed the Department of Education and Audience Programmes at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (MAMM), creating the museum's training programme. Since 2020, she has been dedicated to ceramic design and creation, making both utilitarian and sculptural objects.
El Boga Art Residencies
Under the title Tierras bajas, Redescubrimiento del oficio del barro en Mompox, Manuela proposes: 1) to locate the spaces where clay work is still preserved in the district of Santa Cruz de Mompox (places conducive to artisanal extraction of clays, artisans or savants, wood or ovens for burning), 2) to develop a series of pieces inspired by the flora, fauna and geography of the territory and 3) to promote the exercise of the ceramic craft in the community through the rediscovery of their own ancestral knowledge associated with clay.