Maite Corral Mijares
Born in Mexico City in 1962
My whole adult life has been influenced by art and I’ve always been attracted to all it’s forms of expression. After my degree in Graphic and Textile Design in 1989 at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, my professional development has been related to creative process throughout different jobs like: Fashion Design, Graphic Design, as Consultant for design proyects for small business in Nacional Financiera (Development Banking Institution in Mexico), and as General Coordinator in the most prestigious design bureau's Association in Mexico: Quorum, Consejo de Disenadores de Mexico.
Perhaps one of the first artistic expression of human beings is modeling clay, but it's origins does not consist in reflection but in curiosity and experimentation.
More than fourteen years ago by curiosity I discoverd clay, I learned the art and at times I think I have a good command on it, but at others I get disappointed and frustrated with the results. But that is art all about, a continuous dialogue between clay and myself to work as a team along with time, air, water and fire, to achieve a fine piece. Mexico is a country that evokes a cultural richness and delivers a desire for discovery and adventure. A country where the ceramic is revealed in its most diverse aspects of technical heritage to new thinking on design and shapes.
In 2010 I co-founded Tres Tierras Studio with my sister and partner Isabel Corral, to create an environment for creative expression and art developement. We have our own studio and gallery where continuosly I exhibit my work.