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The pilot edition took place from January to June 2022 in Spain and France with seven participating trainees and master artisans: glassmaking workshop 40plumas in Barcelona; ceramicist Arturo Mora in Valencia; cabinetmaker Jordi Ribas Ros in Mallorca; restorer Nicolau Baucells in Ibiza; jewellery maker Antonio Seijo and conservation and restoration workshop Santa Conserva in Malaga, as well as boat building workshop Chantier Naval Borg in Marseille.

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Trainee Testimonies

The pilot edition took place from January to June 2022 in Spain and France with seven participating trainees and master artisans: glassmaking workshop 40plumas in Barcelona; ceramicist Arturo Mora in Valencia; cabinetmaker Jordi Ribas Ros in Mallorca; restorer Nicolau Baucells in Ibiza; jewellery maker Antonio Seijo and conservation and restoration workshop Santa Conserva in Malaga, as well as boat building workshop Chantier Naval Borg in Marseille.

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The trainees
2022
 Monica Benjumea Velasco, trainee to jewellery maker Antonio Seijo

“Antonio opened his doors to me, teaching me what he knows and encouraging me to take risks. He sat with me to see the way I work and design, giving me new challenges, new ideas, inspiring my creativity. For me, that is the most important thing, finding someone who believes in you and who is willing to pass on their knowledge.”

Monica Benjumea Velasco, trainee to jewellery maker Antonio Seijo
Monica Benjumea Velasco, trainee to jewellery maker Antonio Seijo

jewellery making

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 Lucía Ponce, trainee to glass working masters Daniel Orquín and Bianca Rebagliati

“From Daniel’s way of working and his creative solutions, you can feel all the passion he has for glass and it is something that he has transmitted to me from day one of the traineeship .”

Lucía Ponce, trainee to glass working masters Daniel Orquín and Bianca Rebagliati
Lucía Ponce, trainee to glass working masters Daniel Orquín and Bianca Rebagliati

glass working

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 Clara Martínez Muñoz, trainee to ceramicist Arturo Mora

“The most important thing I have learned is to work quickly and produce series of pieces. Arturo has taught me that repetition is a very good master and the importance of good time management and consistency. This experience has given me the confidence to be independent and taught me how to embrace the challenges of life in a workshop and being a craftsperson.”

Clara Martínez Muñoz, trainee to ceramicist Arturo Mora
Clara Martínez Muñoz, trainee to ceramicist Arturo Mora

Ceramics

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 Pablo Candela, trainee to cabinetmaker Jordi Ribas Ros

Pablo Candela is an architect by training. After several experiences in the architectural world in countries such as Malawi, Indonesia and Mozambique, he became interested in learning the art of cabinet making.

Pablo Candela, trainee to cabinetmaker Jordi Ribas Ros
Pablo Candela, trainee to cabinetmaker Jordi Ribas Ros

Cabinetmaking

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 Alba Rosello Marì, trainee to restorer Nicolau Baucells

Alba Rosello Marì previously worked in an office and she was looking for a change in direction. Alba had the chance to learn many restoration techniques from Nicolau Baucells including stucco work and using materials such as lime.

Alba Rosello Marì, trainee to restorer Nicolau Baucells
Alba Rosello Marì, trainee to restorer Nicolau Baucells

Restoration

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 Blanca Puerto Rodriguez, trainee for Santa Conserva Jose Maria Muñoz Poy Sanchez

Blanca Puerto Rodriguez had completed her degree in conservation and restoration, as a graduate she was looking for her first experience in the professional world. This experience taught Blanca all about the specialised restoration of historic religious decoration.

Blanca Puerto Rodriguez, trainee for Santa Conserva Jose Maria Muñoz Poy Sanchez
Blanca Puerto Rodriguez, trainee for Santa Conserva Jose Maria Muñoz Poy Sanchez

Conservation and restoration

Spain