Cono con Esfera I (Cone with Sphere I); Castañeda, Aileen; 1998; PC026


The Clay Studio


Cono con Esfera I (Cone with Sphere I)

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Vessel - tall slender vase with spherical twisted-form base and wood accent, pale turquoise


Castañeda, Aileen

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Medium and Materials

glazed stoneware with wood and metal

Inscription and Marks

Incised signature on the bottom of foot: "Castañeda"


5 x 5.5 x 9 inches

Subject and Association Keywords

Puerto Rico

Subject and Association Description

Aileen Castañeda, born in New York in 1962, has lived in Puerto Rico since 1970. She obtained a BA degree in art from Drew University, NJ, and continued her art studies at the Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, and ceramics in Casa Candina, a ceramic school and exhibition space in San Juan, PR. In 1992, Castañeda became a member of the board of directors of Casa Candina, and she has co-organized multiple local and international exhibitions including the Premio Casa Candina: Biennial of Puerto Rican Contemporary Ceramics exhibition (1992-2004) and Intercambio 3 and Intercambio 3+2, Mexico Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Cuba and Dominican Republic (1995-2001) among other exhibitions. Castañeda has had several solo exhibitions in PR as well as in Italy, USA and México and numerous group exhibitions on and off the island. She has participated in artist residencies at Fabbrica Ceramiche Giuseppe Mazzotti, Albisola, Italy, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, and the Gruber Jez Foundation in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. Castañeda’s work is in museum collections in Assemini, Sardinia, Italy, Castelli, Teramo, Italy, Albissola Marina, Italy, and in Gurabo, Ponce and San Juan, PR, and other collections such as The Clay Studio, the Gruber Jez Foundation and Banco Popular de PR. Since 1988 she has taught ceramics in private studios and art institutions.

This work entered the collection in 1998 after the clay studio hosted the exhibition, "Puertorriquena Ceramica, Hoy Today" An exhibition of 22 contemporary Puerto Rican artists. The exhibition ran from May 31st to June 28th in 1998. The exhibition was curated by Jimmy Clark and Doris Nogueira-Rogers.


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The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia

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