I am an artisan and researcher of ornamental gourds. I have a workshop in a rural area in Galicia within the Terras do Miño Biosphere Reserve, where I make my own decoration and lightning products, which I sell through my social networks and my own website (which is being developed while I am writing this). In addition, I collaborate with public institutions to promote initiatives in rural areas and stimulate younger generations in new ways of approaching in the craftmanship sector, with biomaterials that nature itself provides to us.
I am currently working on the consolidation and growth stage of my company, with the aim of making this biomaterial recognized by the public, due to its versatility when being crafted as an eco-designed product.
After years of research on how to grow and transform the different varieties of gourds that exist all over the world, I was inadvertently linked to the craft sector, to such an extent that it transformed the way I live nowadays.
My business objectives are:
My learnings from the Crafting Business Programme:
My 5 top tips that I have learnt on this journey: