There is a display in our restaurant currently of work by ceramicist Maria Cabrera. The lovely item by this local artist are for sale and would make lovely gifts. Come and have a look next time you’re popping in for lunch, or if you’re staying at Green Rooms - take a piece of the hotel away with you! Following Green Rooms’ collaboration with Denby, and following the introduction of some unique Japanese crockery into our current restaurant Oita Kitchen, Cabrera is the next chapter in the hotel’s interesting relationship with earthware.
Maria began working with ceramics in Columbia in 1988. In 1990, she won a scholarship to study glazing techniques, for six months, in Nagoya, Japan. When she returned to Colombia she ran a successful studio in Bogota developing her style. All her pieces are handmade - thrown or slab built, fired, and then decorated individually before being fired again, so each piece is unique.
Maria wishes to make things that are useful and beautiful and likes thinking about people enjoying the pieces she has made. She also teaches lessons and runs workshops from her studio.