Clay storyteller dolls of Casa San Pablo are simple that tell stories thru art – good balance between folksy and elegance.
I was introduced to San Pablo Laguna where hubby got to work on the weekends near the area and we would take a bike around Sampaloc Lake while waiting for him. From there, this made us explore more the province as the serenity lingered us to come back for more.
Part that we discovered was Casa San Pablo which is known not only as bed and breakfast but also a creativity hub where people can come to recharge and rekindle their imagination by expressing it thru art.
It was later then that I saw in national television that they have already Clay Storyteller that is available for viewing. These hand-pinched, hand-painted terracotta dolls are personally crafted by the owner herself, An Mercado Alcantara.
Like me, who fell in love in San Pablo Laguna, most of the creations are inspired by the culture and the people of San Pablo, Laguna. What made me interested with her artwork is an expression of mother or woman thru art. She also share her talent by teaching the art to barrio folk in her community.
Part of Ms. Alcantara’s favorite subjects include the Virgin Mary in several incarnations, including Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Lipa, and Our Lady of Sorrows of Turumba. She surrounds these main subjects with storytellers and tablets featuring festive processions and villagers.
When I found out that the Clay Storytellers will be available at Tesoro’s Makati last week, I personally supported it by getting a glimpse to see those charming renditions of handmade artworks.
Part of the proceeds also of the sale will be donated to San Francisco Terraces Orphanage, one of two orphanages under the auspices of the San Pablo City government’s DSWD office.
This is also the initial launching of “Disenyo at Talento” that would promote both Filipino craftsmanship and the constantly thriving art scene in the country as seen by Beng Tesoro.
From Tesoro’s Makati branch, the Casa San Pablo Clay Storytellers will be available across all Tesoro’s outlets nationwide starting June 2015.
“By including the works of the chosen local artists in our stores, we hope that more and more people can appreciate the genuine creativity of Filipinos. It is also rewarding that this event allows us and the artists to reach out to our friends in need through art for a cause,” said Beng Tesoro.
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