Julia Villamonte was born and raised in Bicol, a region in the Philippines with a crafting culture prone to typhoons and storms. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architecture and worked for 10 years as an architect in the Philippines and Italy.
Her work is heavily influenced by her background in architecture and the tradition and crafting culture in her hometown, where she learnt her technique from local weaving communities. She is interested in the traditional use of baskets in the Philippines and their ingenious construction and traditional uses.
“I hope that the users of the objects I create not only appreciate the craftsmanship and time put into the work but also contextually how they were created by a maker from the Philippines and I hope in a way they get a sense of the place.”
As we’re handling fragile artworks, we carefully wrap all pieces and only use a signed service for all of our shipping.
UK Shipping: £25
EU Shipping: £50 *
US Shipping: £70 *
Rest of World: Calculated at checkout
Collection by appointment from Hackney Downs Studios, E8 2BT: £2
Once you have received your artwork, you have 14 days to return it to us for a full refund if you are not happy with it. Please note that the work must be returned in its original condition and in its original packaging. You are responsible for the cost of the return shipment, and we reccomend that you use a tracked and signed for service. If your work has been damaged during transit then please contact us via the contact page and we will help get to the bottom of it with you.