silvia marinas cera

Hello, my name is Silvia.

I was born in Barcelona, I have been in Scotland for more than 9 years, living, working and studying, it is still deep in my heart, but now I am back in Barcelona.

Studying Art & Design I discovered printing and etching, I felt drawn to textile art using Collagraphs, this brought me to study Design for Textiles (Fashion, Interior&Art) at Heriot-Watt University.

A curiosity (or not 😊) is that my grandmother was a weaver, and my grandfather was a loom technical engineer, the first time I smelt my hands while passing the warp threads through the loom, it was like smelling him, a combination of metal and oil, somehow I connected with something so deep as an untold experience, weaving became part of myself. 

While I was studying I worked for the Charity Turning Point Scotland, working with inclusion and art, I was an Arts&Cratfs Coordinator focalising Art group and individual sessions with persons with physical and psychological functional diversities. 

During the third year of my studies I found out a free weaving style called "Saori© - the process of discovering the hidden power of creativity", originally from Japan, with the idea of "All is beauty and there are no mistakes", I felt in love with it when I saw that was an inclusive system approaching weaving to the whole community, I trained in Wales with Rosie Green at SAORImôr and currently I work with the style and philosophy of Saori© combined with contemporary textiles.

Last year of my BA, I got the Heriot-Watt Annual Fund to do Individual weaving sessions with 5 students from the department of Functional Diversities from Borders College, the work was amazing, hugely rewarding, the results were spectacular and I based my final year thesis on the relation between Weaving and Personal Wellbeing.

I founded Tejer y CreArte Studio, a place to share with you my passion for colours, weaving and the act of creating, I hope that you will enjoy it! 

recent education and training

❖  Continuing Professional Development courses : Emotional Education for Teaching, Communication tools,  Relaxation Techniques and E-learning Specialist.

❖ Cursos online de Rebecca Mezoff : Tejer con Telares Pequeños y Técnicas de Gradación de color para tapiz

❖  BA(Hons) Design for Textiles (Fashion, Interior & Art), Heriot Watt University

❖ 8 week Program Mindfulness-Based Living Course with a retreat at Samye Ling

❖  Intensive Courses "Saori Weaving" at SAORImôr, Wales

❖  Creative Media Foundation y HNC Art & Design, Dumfries College

❖  Postgraduate in Art-therapy, University of Girona

❖  Foundation in Art-therapy, Metáfora Art School 

❖ Summer intensive courses on art and anthroposophy "Everybody is an Artist", y "Healing Through Art", Findhorn College

prizes and mentions

★ Semi finalist Global Eco-Artisans Awards 2021 organised by Agaati (insta post)

★ Start it Award - Grant for the Project "Well-weaving Studio C.I.C", 2017 Scotland

★ Heriot-Watt Alumni, Annual Fund, Student Project Grant 2016  (article) 

★ John Neill Travel Award Prize - Heriot-Watt University, 2016

★ Tartan Design winner for the British Association of Sign Language, 2015 - donated to  the Scottish Deaf History Association  (official archive)

★ Environmental Art Exhibition, Dumfries Environment Fair 2015