Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, Perla Valtierra is the founder and designer of the brand since its conception in 2010. Led by Perla's creative vision, the brand produces high-end, handcrafted ceramics in Mexico.
Valtierra sometimes describes herself as a ceramist apprentice, more than a designer. She has practiced traditional pottery in various communities of Mexico, among them in Zacatecas, Guanajuato, and Oaxaca. The need to explore other techniques and cultures also has led her to extend her practice and research in Japan, Belgium, and France. Today, she continues experimenting in Mexico City where she resides.
Andrea Leret visited Perla and sat down for a lighting Q&A session.
TIME AFTER TIME
Morning routine: hot water, grapefruit juice and Pilates follow by body dry brush and shower
Drink of choice: oat lattte
Nighttime ritual: retinol serum from Marie Veronique
Favorite workout: Pilates
Current uniform: Ziiropa Ari dress
FOR THE TIME BEING
Book you’re reading: soetsu yanagi the beauty of everyday things
Song or album on repeat: sun cat power
Most-used app: :( IG
TV show you’re watching: narcos
Last movie you saw: house of Gucci :/
Artist who inspires you at the moment: Elena Reygadas she is a cook
Best recent discovery: merit make up
Self-care strategies: Bach flowers, craneosacral teraphy, turn off phone
Can’t-live-without-it beauty product: lip balm
Place where you go to relax: Temazcal
Off-duty activity or hobby: reading
Favorite charity that’s worth your time: choselove
Guilty pleasure to (wonderfully) waste your time: Netflix
OF ALL TIME
Most inspiring trip: Japan always
Best gift you ever got: my first kiln !
Most memorable meal: noma!!
Three objects you think will stand the test of time: jeans, bowls & pen
What’s your next project? Holiday ;)
What are you looking forward to in 2022? New collaborations
TIME WILL TELL
Ten years from now, you will: Lear flower teraphy
Invention or innovation you most want to see in the future: tele-transportation