about - Aly Casita Ware, Aurora, CO
Hello, my name is Alyria, some call me Aly for short!
My parents immigrated to the United States from the Republic of Panama, I am first generation US born on both sides of my family. Since childhood, I have strongly held on to our heritage as a way of belonging within land where I didn't always feel like I belonged.
My pieces are influenced by a type of indigenous textile art called Mola, of the Guna tribe of Panama. Molas are made by sewing and cutting through different layers of fabric to create colorful and intricate patterns and designs, largely influenced by nature. Please enjoy my Mola-inspired translation of hand-painted works, in honor of the indigenous people of our homeland.
My canvas of choice is reclaimed terra-cotta pottery that has been personally sourced, by me, via local non-profit thrift stores and marketplaces. For this reason, each piece is one-of-a-kind, however, if there is a design you really love I will be happy to replicate it on a similar piece of pottery. I use indoor/outdoor water-based paint that is then sealed with several coats of weatherproof sealant. While your pottery can be used outdoors, protecting them from the elements is recommended for longevity.
It is my pleasure to offer my audience striking, one-of-a-kind pieces of art, in honor of our rich, Indigenous-Panamanian heritage. My hope is that you will enjoy having a statement piece that will adorn your homes and patios while garnering much admiration for your happy plant babes!
All items are carefully packaged in recycled and biodegradable materials with the utmost care, then shipped to your doorstep, with love.