Artist Spotlight: Andrea Zarraluqui

This is more than a shopping experience. This is art captured in fabulous, hand-painted platters and dishes, “the world of imagination is boundless”, says Andrea Zarraluqui, a Spanish artist that portrays wild flowers, birds of paradise, tiny butterflies, dragonflies, maritime corals, tropical fish and lush foliage on beautiful porcelain with nothing other than her hands and a bit of paint.

Andrea’s dreamy, funny and colorful universe began when she was 13 years old during her stay in a boarding school in Ascot where she developed a great sense of aesthetics. Since then, her purpose in life has been to paint and make her consumer dream thanks to her beautiful concepts. “The inspiration appears in a thousand places, I see many books on botany and birds, printed fabrics, wallpaper, antique prints, photos of nature, I’m always taking pictures of everything!”

However much she may be known for her spectacular serving wear, recently she has adapted her paint brush to dance along lamp covers, coffee sets and even wallpaper. “Usually customers come to me with an idea of something they have seen on my instagram account (@azarraluqui), and ask me to reproduce the same or similar look and style”.

Andrea Zarraluqui’s take on todays ceramic pieces is truly unique and her designs and ideas are really captivating. Many of the designs are commissioned for wedding presents, or gifts and you can acquire them by special order or at Bergdorf Goodman in New York and some hotspots in Madrid.

About the Author

Julia Urgel is a journalist and producer based in Madrid who contributes to a multitude of magazines –Marie Claire México, Vanidades México, Gentleman Spain and TheLuxonomist.es- writing about fashion, celebrities and beauty. With an MBA in fashion -and a future PhD in fashion too- she is a university proffesor at Centro Universitario Villanueva and director of the specialization course Wedding Event Planner. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @julia_urgel