ARTISAN COLLECTIVE

We make sure all our artisans are aware of the work we do, the aim of our project, and the principles we abide by. We want Magda Made to be a collaborative process, between us and the artisans, rather than simply a transactional one. We work with artisans throughout different zones of Colombia and establish trusting relationships by visiting their homes, meeting their families and teams, and emphasizing the value of their work, time, and wellbeing. While bringing our customers beautiful goods, we hope to act as a platform and resource for these artisans to share their work and access increased opportunity.

Artisans - Cundinamarca

Diana Fraser 
La Calera, Cundinamarca - ceramics

Diana draws inspiration for her ceramics from both Japanese aesthetics and the natural beauty of Colombia. Her gorgeous studio built from bamboo and clay sits in the forested paramount surrounding Bogota; a truly peaceful oasis to create.

Dilia Suarez
Bogota, Colombia - textiles

Dilia’s workshop is located in Bogota’s neighborhood, La Macarena. She first moved to Bogota from Caqueta, Colombia to attend design school. She sources high quality materials from around the country and specializes in cotton throwns, pillows, and fique rugs.

Daniel Aristizabal
Guasca, Cundinamarca - botanicals

Originally from Cali, Colombia, Daniel moved to Bogota 8 years ago to pursue his dream of an organic flower farm. His passion for botanicals has since led him to natural skin care and exotic fruit spirits, but his true love remains the guitar.

Cesar Giraldo 
Bogotá, Cundinamarca - leatherwork

Cesar has been working with leather in Colombia for more than 30 years. Originally from Pereira in Colombia’s coffee region, Cesar moved to Bogota to teach leatherwork and also to open his own shop currently located in Bogotá’s charming neighborhood ‘La Macarena.’ For years he’s taught leatherwork to marginalized communities throughout the city as a means of economic opportunity and at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Santa Domingo - a non-profit designed to preserve handcrafts of Colombia.

Javier Sarmiento Gonzalez 
Bogotá, Cundinamarca - leatherwork

Javier went to school for industrial design before following his abuela’s advice to pursue leatherwork. He attended the Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Santa Domingo where he now teaches leatherwork himself. His workshop, located in Bogotá, showcases his talent and features bags, bicycle accessories, and custom pieces.

Industrias Cheff
Bogota, Cundinamarca - enamelware

Pilar and her family have been crafting handmade enamelware for the past 35 years. Everything is done in-house - metal work, enamel dipping, sales, distribution. The small factory is located near Paloquemao, the largest food market in Bogota.