Hi, my name is Julissa Llosa Vite, and in this workshop, you will learn how to make a flute from the Tayrona people of Colombia.
When you buy this workshop, you get:
- Watch my Online Workshop
- The workshop will be around 1 hour long.
- Bonus Q&A
- Join my bonus Q&A where I answered questions about my process face-to-face
- Lifetime Access to the Replays
- The workshop and the Q&A are recorded, and you will have lifetime access to it. You can watch it online, or download it to your device to watch offline at any time
After this workshop, you could be making amazing work like this:
My work originates in ceremonial graves, deep-dark spaces, where our ancestors lie, literally hugging ceramic vessels from millennia ago. These vessels still live today: when buried correctly, ceremoniously, they outlive all of us. Our ancestors carefully buried these vessels to be found by us, as if they saw we would come back to dig for our histories. Lots of cultures have ancient scriptures to tell their stories. We, in America, have our ceramic vessels containing our dense, visual, ancient and confusing stories and sounds. This legacy invites ceremonial reconstitution and re-birth into the creative process—we unbury them, we hold them, we re-create them. We respond to them. We are changed.
As extensions of my embodiment (queer, woman, indigenous, immigrant), my work holds my ancestors the same way they held their ceramic vessels in their bodies for centuries. If I re-build these pieces, birth them into this world centuries later, I will feel how they felt, I will touch the clay the same way they touched the clay, I will enter the graves with them.