For London Design Festival and the celebration of their 5th Birthday, Casa Morita - the authentic Mexican restaurant in Brixton - invited Juan is Dead to take over their restaurant space. We are showing our large Mariachi mosaic for the first time, which was inspired by the streets of Oaxaca. I also made some new ceramic pieces especially for the space, which will be coming to the shop soon. These include the playful ‘Let’s Dance’ skeletons hanging from the ceiling. Customers are invited to gently pull the hanging cord to make the skeletons jiggle and listen to their jangly bones. The...
A project that has been on the cards for a long time and I'm finally getting around to making it happen. Sometimes you just need a bit of pressure, and in this case, it's our forth coming show in Mexican restaurant Casa Morita in Brixton starting on the 17th of September.
So I made a top for a coffee table a long time ago and took me a while to decide on legs but then I found the perfect match with these hair pin legs. Finally got the legs on this week - whoop! It's ridiculously sturdy (heavy!) and can be used indoors or out. DM me if you're interested.
Bring out the clay: ) We have been experimenting making some new dancing ladies. I'm loving the sound they make when you jangle their bones, it's like a slightly weird wind charms...
I wanted to make a wall for Supermarket Sarah as I thought a Day of the Dead altar would be a great way to do it. These colourful altars pop up all over Mexico in people's homes and work places during Dia de los Muertos. They are a beautiful way to celebrate and remember the dead but are also a chance for people to show off their creative flair. I enjoyed the process of making the wall a great deal, although it was difficult to make a final decision and stick to it, as the possibilities seemed endless!