Craftsman

Other Artisans in Valleseco : currently inactive

Dña. Mª Dolores Rodríguez Vega: Weaver

Dña. Isabel Concepción Hernández: Weaver

Dña. Mª Carmen Ojeda Suárez : Weaver

D. Carmelo Quintana Montesdeoca : Carpenter

D. Antonio Vega Suárez: Carpenter

Dña. Mª Dolores Rodríguez Vega: Weaver

Dña. Isabel Concepción Hernández: Weaver

Dña. Mª Carmen Ojeda Suárez : Weaver

D. Carmelo Quintana Montesdeoca : Carpenter

D. Antonio Vega Suárez: Carpenter

D. Carlos Santiago Hernández : Basket Weaver

Carlos Santiago Hernández is a basket weaver, and he learned his trade back in the fifties from his brother...

Carlos Santiago Hernández is a basket weaver, and he learned his trade back in the fifties from his brother. He uses materials such as wicker, "el codeso" and cane to make baskets of different types for different uses. The wicker baskets were once used for many jobs in the field. The cane baskets were used by women to carry laundry up las acequias (outdoor washing areas). And small wooden Codeso were used to store goods. The materials he uses are collected in the vicinity. The wicker is removed from the mimbrera which is a plant that grows primarily in wet areas such as base of the cliffs.

Dña. Luz Marina Perera Santana : Traditional Costume Tailor

Luz Marina Perera Santana learned dressmaking from a very young age attending a trade school that specialized in dressmaking in Las Palmas...

Luz Marina Perera Santana learned dressmaking from a very young age attending a trade school that specialized in dressmaking in Las Palmas. Subsequently she undertook a course in traditional Gran Canaria dress given by FEDACE (Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Artesanía Canaria) to a selection of seamstresses on the island.

D. Juan García González : Carpenter

Juan González García is a young craftsman who always applies his aesthetic sensibility and know how to his carpentry. He comes from a family of several artisans, with whom he worked for many years until he established his own workshop and now specializes in restoring antique furniture.

Juan González García is a young craftsman who always applies his aesthetic sensibility and know how to his carpentry. He comes from a family of several artisans, with whom he worked for many years until he established his own workshop and now specializes in restoring antique furniture. He's been commissioned by Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Artesanía Canaria (FEDACE) for which he has restored many pieces such as the centuries old benches at the Canary Islands Government building.

Nicolás Arencibia Rivero : Wood crafts

Nicolás Rivero Arencibia is a versatile craftsman who was always been attracted to his craft but not until recently has been able to truly devote himself fully. He both weaves baskets and makes wooden box carvings each with the techniques he developed as picadillo Canario working wood for making farm implements for daily use.

Nicolás Rivero Arencibia is a versatile craftsman who was always been attracted to his craft but not until recently has been able to truly devote himself fully. He both weaves baskets and makes wooden box carvings each with the techniques he developed as picadillo Canario working wood for making farm implements for daily use. He learned his craft from other craftsmen and has taught courses at FEDACE (Foundation for the Development of Crafts Canaria) in Valleseco.

Dña. Inmaculada Cárdenes Alemán : Ceramics Artist

Inmaculada Alemán Cardenas was interested in art from an early age, but her duties did not allow her to devote herself to practice until recently. She chose to study ceramics from all the possibilities offered by the School of Arts and Crafts, and she studied for four years.

Inmaculada Alemán Cardenas was interested in art from an early age, but her duties did not allow her to devote herself to practice until recently. She chose to study ceramics from all the possibilities offered by the School of Arts and Crafts, and she studied for four years. She uses two types of materials: refractory clay and stoneware. She has dedicated herself to her development of ceramics style in the old ways of her ancestries. She works with clay "a churro", which is, modeling the background first and successively adding pieces of clay to lift the piece without using the winch.

Angel Rosario Hernández : Stone Sculptor

After 15 years working in the quarries of Arucas, he established himself as an independent craftsman, taking full advantage of his gift of drawing that he had cultivated since his childhood.

While extracting stone at the Arucas quarry, Angel Rosario Hernandez watched the work of journeymen who carved the material. From them he learned his trade. After 15 years working in the quarries of Arucas, he established himself as an independent craftsman, taking full advantage of his gift of drawing that he had cultivated since his childhood. Blue stone from the Arucas quarry, yellow or red Ayagaures or brown Moya are the raw materials where this artisan sculpts his ideas.

Angel Manuel Rosario Hernández : Cantero

Mientras extraía piedra en la cantera de Arucas, Angel Rosario Hernández observaba el trabajo de los labrantes que tallaban este material. De ahí aprendió su oficio. Tras 15 años de trabajo en las canteras de Arucas, este artesano se estableció como autónomo, aprovechando el don del dibujo que poseía desde niño.

Mientras extraía piedra en la cantera de Arucas, Angel Rosario Hernández observaba el trabajo de los labrantes que tallaban este material. De ahí aprendió su oficio. Tras 15 años de trabajo en las canteras de Arucas, este artesano se estableció como autónomo, aprovechando el don del dibujo que poseía desde niño. Piedra azul de la cantera de Arucas, amarilla o roja de Ayagaures o marrón de Moya son la materia prima donde esculpe este artesano sus ideas. Su lema es “si usted lo puede pensar, yo lo puedo hacer”.