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The Myotragus Balearicus is the only known domestic and extinct species in the world. The most recent testimonies of their presence in Mallorca date from 2030-170 BC.

The Myotragus Balearicus was a mammal, endemic to Mallorca.

It was discovered in 1909 by paleontologist Dorothea Bate. It is the largest mammal on the islands, similar to the gazelle, which belonged to the antelope group.

The name of Myotragus comes from the Greek and means “goat-rat”. It is estimated that this mammal arrived in Mallorca when the islands were still attached to the continental shelf, more than five million years ago.

Once the islands were separated from the mainland, their ancestors became isolated, found no major predators to threaten them, and evolved differently from those outside the islands, adapting perfectly to the insular habitat.

Both males and females had two small horns, fine and sharp, which, starting from the forehead, elongated towards the back.

The Myotragus Balearicus was rather small in size, about 50 centimeters tall and about 10-12 kilos in weight.

In the absence of other predators in his environment, his locomotor system adapted to running very little, his movements slowed down and he lost the ability to jump.

His ocular system underwent variations, the position of his eyes was frontal, he always looked forward, since in the absence of other competitors, he did not need to take precautions of possible dangers that could come from the sides.

All these morphological changes were negative for their evolution, since they facilitated their capture by man when he colonized the Balearic Islands.

The remains of this animal have been found next to human objects or bones, which shows that man lived with this animal and domesticated it, surely, extinct it from the islands to feed.

In May 2010 a group of paleontologists carried out a new and fruitful expedition in the Cova des Pas de Vallgornera (Llucmajor),in which the 65 kilometers surveyed have already been reached, discovering in an isolated gallery called «Tragus» the oldest preserved complete skeleton of Myotragus, about two million years old, belonging to a missing link in the evolutionary chain of the «goat -rata» between Myotragus antiquus and Myotragus kopperi.

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Opening Expo TEXTILE JEWELRY “Sortint de l´Ou” of Eva Terrades 27/05/2022 ARTEARTESANIA

Donde: ARTEARTESANIA. Calle de Sa Lluna 43
Date of Exhibition: Desde el 27/05/2022 al 27/06/2022
Start: 27/05/2022 - End: 27/06/2022
Horario: Lunes a Viernes de 11 a 19

Opening Expo TEXTILE JEWELRY “Sortint de l´Ou” of Eva Terrades 27/05/2022 ARTEARTESANIA

From Friday, May 27 to June 27, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. you can visit “SortinT de l’Ou” TEXTILE JEWELRY Expo by Eva Terrades

Textile jewelry from the bowels of the textile memory of Mallorca, a design that explores the relationship between materials and emotions, typical of textiles, smells, colors, shelter, identity

@evaterradespallicer reinvents, recycles, cuts, sews and embroiders to leave us with a quasi-entomological testimony of a butterfly from Mallorca that is extinct….



ARTEARTESANIA RE-opens the Small Room to Exhibitions of “Contemporary Jewelry” or “Art in small format”

The idea with the exhibitions is to enable Artisans/Contemporary Artists to show their work, through an Exhibition in Sóller.


DORA GOOD (intervention of the Small Room year 2007)

Inauguration of the ALBERTO MIGUEL Exhibition

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2017 – BORIS JAKOV – Exhibition of silver pieces cast in Cuttlefish

Questions about the format and conditions.

This exhibition occurs through a collaboration whose costs are assumed by ARTEARTESANIA (Space rental, attention during the Expo, light, posters, etc.) and that the Exhibitor shares by donating at the end of the Expo, a Piece (of an estimated value of PVP €300.00) which becomes the Gallery’s Artwork Fund.

These Exhibitions are a way to “introduce” the artisans who will be part of the ArteArtesania staff. (as happened with Ramon Puig, Silvia Walz, Judy Mc Caig, Yukiko Kitahara, etc)

At the end of the Expo we would like to have a sample of your pieces that were exhibited, so that they have their space and market them during the season (some of them will also be for sale during the Expo in the online shop on the website, at At first, the pieces that remain after the Expo will go to the web shop)

How many days does an exhibition last?

The Exhibitions last 2 or 3 weeks (to be agreed with each Artist)

There are three days prior to Assembly and 1 day after to disassemble

At least one month in advance, we require photographs and texts, curriculum, etc. of the Artist/Craftsman that allow us to prepare a presentation of the expo, as well as the name of the exhibition if it is specific to the occasion, with technical characteristics of the work, as well as other information that serves as an introduction to the exhibited work

What is the % of the sale, which remains the Gallery?

Here then there are two parts.

The first While the Expo lasts and for all the exhibited pieces, the Gallery keeps 33% of the PVP, (without VAT), that is, in cash sales, there are two parts for the Artist, one part for the Gallery, Yes the customer wants an Invoice or pays by card, we increase the 21% VAT, which is collected and kept by the store to pay later.

The second, Once the exhibition is over and the pieces go to the Store (the group of pieces that we agree on can be on consignment this season), they are left in equal conditions as the rest of the suppliers, on the cost price, it is recharged 50% plus VAT

Is there an “Opening”? Does the gallery pay these expenses?

If we open on a Friday there are two and a half hours from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. of vernissage and then from 10:30 p.m. the inauguration usually continues with a celebration in the courtyard / Workshop with live music (some group of local musicians ) and from 10:30 p.m., there is a small bar with drinks…

If the Exhibitor has a preference for some type of Opening in particular, we can agree on it…

Is there a promotional poster? The cost is borne by the gallery?

If posters and postcards are made to leave in hotels, the cost of which is assumed by ARTEARTESANIA

How is the return of what has not been sold?

At the end of the Expo, if the Exhibitor does not reside in Mallorca and cannot collect the pieces, we can agree to send those that have neither been sold nor remain in the Gallery, by transport agency.


Stories of a Chameleon


Carlos Tellechea Stories of a chameleon | Art in Arteartesania

For me the Chameleon means something like:

“Non-violent adaptation”

At one point when I was between Cercedilla and Segovia, in my early years in Spain, leaving aside the production of costume jewelery, which I did to sell in markets, I decided to make a small sculpture of a chameleon, with a hollow body, welding bronze cuts … .

Some time later I asked the “Loqui” (my founder of those times) to melt the original and thus I had the first 10 cast bronze chameleons …

And so, once the bronze chameleon was created, I built a landscape of metal cutouts for it as well, and this one, within the world of feminine ornamentation, which was my trade.

And the first Piece that was put together was a Choker. Then a bracelet that were run by the little chameleon

Understanding as Roberto Bolaño that contests can be an alternative to stick his head out for a craftsman from the provinces, I decided to present the Pieces to the Castilla y León Craft Design Contest

The Work was a Regional Prize. In a way, the chameleon remained, as a resource, as a talisman and finally as a characteristic signature of my works. Every year he cast about twenty pieces and made completely different series, Jewels, small desk sculptures, objects for personal use and other decorative items such as the bowls that appear in the photo above.

The chameleon transforms the piece in which it appears in a small story, the aesthetic is added to the narrative.

General information about Chameleons
Chameleons are a family, Chamaeleonidae, of small scaly sauropsids (reptiles). There are about 161 species of chameleons, most of them in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The term “chameleon” derives from the Latin chamaeleo, a loan from the Greek χαμαιλέων (khamailéōn), in turn composed of χαμαί (khamaí) “on land” and λέων (léōn) “lion”. The Greek word is a carbon copy of the Akkadian nēš qaqqari, “land lion.”
Some species of chameleon are capable of changing color, which is their most famous characteristic.
Contrary to what some believe, they are not colorless, nor do they change color only according to the environment; in reality, the change in its basic color more often expresses a physiological condition (related to temperature or the time of day) or a psychological condition (caused by the proximity of an eventual adversary or partner).
The color change also plays an important role in communication during chameleon fights: the colors indicate whether the opponent is scared or furious. Colors can vary from reddish to greenish.
Chameleons have specialized pigment cells in various layers of the dermis, under their transparent outer epidermis. The cells in the upper layer, called chromatophores, contain yellow and red pigments. Below that of the chromatophores is another layer whose pigment cells, the guanophores, contain a colorless crystalline substance, guanine. The guanophores reflect, among other things, the blue color of the incident light. When the upper layer with its chromatophores determines a yellow color, the blue light reflected by the guanophores is stained green (blue + yellow). Even lower down is a layer rich in melanophores, loaded with the dark pigment eumelanin that also stains human skin. These melanophores regulate brightness, that is, the amount of reflected light. All these pigment cells can regulate the distribution of the pigments they contain, expanding or contracting it, which in turn gives rise to the differences in brightness, hue and pattern that distinguish chameleons.
Throughout the West, the term “chameleon” is used in colloquial language as a synonym for a fickle person, who adapts his behavior and characteristics to circumstances. The term does not always have a negative connotation (of falsehood), and can also mean “flexibility”. It is also quite used to adjective good actors

Collection “CHUMBERAS” by Carlos Tellechea

The prickly pear cactuses have been the inspiration for the production of this collection.

Chumbera – the traditional cactus, belonging to the cactus family. It is a shrubby plant of the opuntia genus, with more than 300 varieties.

This collection is made of brass / bronze with patina application.

Patina is the layer of copper salts that is generated on the surface of said metal after the process of its spontaneous corrosion.

Bronze and copper slowly degrade, combining again with elements from the environment to return to their natural state. The result, over time, will be a layer of copper salts on the surface of the metal, called a “patina.”

Artificial patinas are applied to copper or bronze using chemical solutions that react with the surface when applied to fire, to form a thin layer of color that also protects the surface.

Patination has been used as a decoration technique on metals by many different cultures for thousands of years.

New TALABAR collection at ArteArtesanía

Talabar is a family business located in Seville that manufactures leather objects (such as bags, backpacks, wallets, glasses cases, belts, …).

They work with leather in a traditional way, painting, embossing and stamping the articles creating reliefs and textures.

All the pieces are made by hand and one by one they go through different manufacturing processes.

We are very happy to announce that the new summer collection 2021 has arrived.
Enjoy some striking colors under the sun!


Rosa Elordui Exhibition in ARTEARTESANIA “Passengers” From June 3 to 21, 2011

Description of the Exhibition
Little ceramic characters that imagine, dream, or await their journey.

I am pleased to present to you in this next exhibition a beloved and talented Basque woman, a resident of Madrid for years, with an experience of more than 20 years in the ceramics trade.

Rosa Luis Elordui arrives with a small-format proposal in which she recovers her characters, and makes them evolve … in a certain way she has made them grow and places them in an attitude of intriguing waiting or dreaming trip …

The imaginative freshness of the situations, almost naïve, allows you to communicate through these characters, men or women who have no face, a certain placidity, a simple and positive message, suitable for all audiences …

On Friday June 3, from 8 p.m., in the small room of ArteArtesania, Rosa Elordui presents ‘PASSENGERS’, you are all invited…


Judy McCaig exhibition “The desert of the unknown” in ARTEARTESANIA (2012)

Date of Exhibition: 2012

The full moon of abundance presents tonight in Soller.

And in that constellation of moon on moon, the Exhibition of Judy McCaig’s latest works arrives at ArteArtesania.

Pearl of the luster of the desert Moon reaches Majorca in small “boards”, a dozen subtle and stripped pieces, minimal and persistent like sand that evoke the tones and textures …

“The desert of the unknown”

It is a pleasure for me to present this Scottish Jewelry in Soller this Easter….

Basic Jewelry Techniques

Approach courses to Contemporary Jewelry

Comprehension and Creativit

Learn the techniques of making jewelry pieces and create your own piece.
For people from different backgrounds interested in experiencing the primary processes and techniques of Jewelry

A free and practical way of teaching and learning, focused on understanding the process, thinking with your hands ..

It is a personalized course, with individual monitoring of the development of learning. Work is done in a common space, prepared for two students, in accordance with the distancing protocols

What will happen in the classes:

Work material: Brass or Alpaca (if the student already has experience and providing the material, they can work in Silver)

Contact with basic tools and their use, handling of different manipulation techniques with tweezers, folding, stretching and cutting, draft. welding, construction of volumes, rivets and closures, development of a piece designed by the person …

Learn the basic techniques of jewelry and be able to expand them, starting in the knowledge of other complementary techniques such as Silverware, Volume, Forging, Welding with PUK, Chiseling, Kum Boo, Setting, etc.

BASIC TECHNIQUES COURSE Taught by Carlos Tellechea

The courses are taught in blocks of 10 hours, (5 Classes of 2 hours, or 4 of 2.5 hours)

ONE PERSON – € 300.00

TWO PEOPLE – € 250.00 / EACH ONE

They include tools and material (Brass or Alpaca).

Payment Methods:
You can pay by Card, by Bank Transfer, in Cash or via Paypal

Cursos de aproximación a la Joyería Contemporánea

Comprension y Creatividad

Para gente de distintos ámbitos interesados en experimentar los procesos y las técnicas primarias de la Joyería

Una forma de enseñar y aprender libre y práctica, enfocada a la comprensión del proceso,  en pensar con las manos…

Se trata de un curso personalizado, con seguimiento individual del desarrollo del aprendizaje. Se trabaja en un espacio común, preparado para dos alumnos, en atención a los protocolos de distanciamiento

Qué ocurrirá en las clases:

Material de trabajo: Latón o Alpaca (si el alumno tiene ya experiencia y aportando el material, podrá trabajar en Plata)

Contacto con las herramientas básicas y su utilización, manejo de distintas técnicas de manipulado con pinzas, plegado, estirado y corte, calado. soldadura, construcción de volúmenes, remaches y cierres, desarrollo de una Pieza ideada por la persona …

Aprender las técnicas básicas de la joyería y poder ampliarlas iniciándose en el conocimiento de otras técnicas complementarias como Platería, Volúmen, Forja, Soldar con PUK, Cincelado, Kum Boo, Engastado, etc

Los cursos se imparten en Bloques de 10 horas, (5 Clases de 2 horas, o 4 de 2,5 horas)

UNA PERSONA – 300,00 €


Incluyen las herramientas y el material (Laton o Alpaca).

Formas de pago:
Se puede pagar con Tarjeta, mediante Transferencia Bancaria, en Efectivo o vía Paypal

Initiation to enamel on fire

Julia Ferian

This course is aimed at anyone with an artistic concern, who wants to try different techniques, manipulating fire and enamels as in the old days.
You can make a beautiful piece of personalized enameled jewelry to take home with you without prior experience.
Come and enjoy with us in a spacious and pleasant space with a maximum capacity of 2 students per class, complying with the distancing measures.

We will give color to your pieces by enamelling in a professional electric oven and torch with techniques such as stirring, stenciling, stenciling, sgraffito and cloisonné.

You will acquire the knowledge to be able to make artistic pieces and enameled jewelry.

The courses are taught in blocks of 10 hours. (4 classes of 2.5 hours)

PRICE: € 150

You can pay by Card, by Bank Transfer, in Cash or via Paypal.

Tools and materials are included in the first 4 classes.

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