Maria Andrade Troya

Having grown-up in Quito, Ecuador, my influences come from many of the handmade objects that surrounded me throughout my childhood, for example: Andean textiles and embroidery.  As well as the colorful flora of the Andes, where just about everything bloomed year-round. I am also inspired by Persian pottery and 18th/19th century fabrics and wallpapers. My pots also revolve around the love of cooking, baking and bringing the beauty of the garden into everyday life.