Elene Tamayo, the value of ceramics without haste

There are people who are good at anything and make everything beautiful.

Elene Tamayo is one of them. Surely for this reason, luckily for us, he has always been clear about his vocation.

So much so that from a very young age she was already hooked on pencils and markers and drew everything that came her way.

It was clear, ending up studying Creation and Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Bilbao and Madrid was only a matter of time.

Then came illustration, screen printing, ceramics and any type of support that allows him the space and time he needs to experiment.

studio of the ceramist Elene Tamayo

Because those are the keys to his work: calm, pampering and daring to play.

Elene Tamayo working with ceramics and clay

He was born in the small coastal town of Orio (Basque Country). From there is where he now creates one by one, by hand, each of his ceramic pieces. No hurries.

Elene making ceramic spoons and bowls

Elene bakes for hours and cultivates waiting for the necessary days before creating the next batches.

This is his method to get unique and unrepeatable pieces like the limited edition of bowls from our launch of the new white clay, rosemary and rice powder purifying mask .

Nasei nourishing serum in ceramic bowl

He also takes great care of the materials. The clays and clays that he uses are refractory — resistant to very high temperatures thanks to their metallic oxide content — and all his enamels are lead-free.

At his feet, always Lua, his dog and faithful companion and the aroma of the harmonizing calm and stillness of Flores del Norte in the air.

She says that "it relaxes her and helps her focus on her creations", and we couldn't be more grateful to be part of something so beautiful.

Elene Tamayo and her dog Lua and next to it a harmonizing spray from our Flores del Norte home line
Elene, thank you for letting us peek into your world.

Text by Verónica Martín
Photographs by Lorraine Avignon