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Andes Mountains, Santander, Colombia

Mountains and Makers Matter

In commemoration of International Mountain Day we honor Ana Felicia, Cooking Ceramics Maker...

When I met Ana Felicia in 2016, her beautiful #Maker demeanor shone through like a breath of fresh air. She was ready to show us her stock of pots, pans, skillets, and plates. The 85 year old Alfarera works squatting on a stool, on top of a wooden surface and solely by hand without a pottery wheel. Just manipulation of clay, water, patience, love, and skills. She's the last of a generation of #ceramicsmakers that kept her region's mountain families cooking in one of the most natural and ancient ways: #handmadepottery. They once had a thriving 300 pottery-makers (alfareros) business, covering a small town region of the #AndesMountains, in Santander, Colombia.  

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