Paper maché wears a variety of faces depending on whose hands have done the creating. Yamarilet Pacheco of etco shapes vessels that are obviously handmade, yet beautifully refined - not an easy look to achieve.
Born and raised in Venezuela, Yamarilet lives in New Orleans. She began working with paper maché a few years ago, and soon became passionate about the technique. Her process requires the layering of thin strips of recycled paper to give the bowls a lightly textured surface; each one takes many hours to complete.
Always the fan of a metallic glow, I like the way Yamarilet brings elegant sophistication to her designs by hand leafing the interiors with copper, silver, or gold. She's also a talented jewelry designer.
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As always, thanks for all of the insightful comments this past week. Enjoy the weekend!