Raquel Charabati is a master ceramicist and studied at MOA Japanese Ceramic School in Toluca, Mexico. With over 30 years of experience in the art of ceramics her work has been acquired by both public and private collections around the world. Installations can be found in Museo Sinagoga Historica Justo Sierra in Mexico City and in prestigious private and public institutions in Argentina, Denmark, England, Israel, Italy Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States, Monica Rivera Rio studied graphic design at the Universidad Anahuac, Mexico City and obtained her Masters in photography in Italy from the Istituto Superiore Di Fotografia. For over 10 years she worked as curator of the Grupo Amundsen Gallery in Rome, Italy. Artist's Statement Grounded in the rich tradition of Mexican craft, yet elevated to the level of contemporary art, the work of Raquel Charabati and Monica Rivera Rio pushes boundaries,and breaks paradigms. With textiles of the world as their muse, Charabati Bizzarri believe in challenging materials and taking them to new extremes. Sew, weave, knit, stretch, and fold. Turn a rigid element into something flexible and smooth. Their installations are created with hundreds and thousands of hand-formed and painted ceramic pieces. It is an exacting process requiring many hours of handwork and technical knowledge. The result is a multi-dimensional sensory experience that gives clay a new voice and a modern perspective. End of page 1.