Rita Teles Garcia
Rita studied equipment design and sculpture at the Lisbon School of Fine Arts.
Worked for 8 years in the educational department of the Berardo Museum, where she gave guided tours and developed activities for the general public and schools.
In parallel with all this, in 2012 she decided to create a project where she could explore craft techniques. It all started with crochet but soon it came bigger and get to embroidery and ceramics.
She works as a freelancer with some art and design studios, and as a sculptor.
Today she develops several textile projects, always trying to combine techniques and unlikely materials such as ceramics and crochet or classic embroidery with punch needle.
" Mix and match, materials and techniques, it´s all a big game of creativity."
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OBJECTS WITH A TWIST
What I intend to do is to explore craft techniques and give everyday objects a twist by combining materials that aren't usually seen together, like a ceramic vase with crochet work.
I try to use mostly Portuguese materials, such as Portuguese wool and I prefer to buy from smaller production factories.