Carmen Jimenez is a sustainable object maker. Her work is for all who live on this earth. She rescues materials that are being disposed of and hand crafts new wares for her neighbors. Carmen hopes these oddments will be loved by the modern human user, and the future generations of life to inherit them. Growing up on a barrier island in New Jersey, Carmen sees how drastically the landscape changes and chooses to welcome the not-so-distant future when the hermit crabs and dogfish inherit her things.
Clay is Carmen’s first love, and she remains conscious of the permanence of fired ceramic. Local clay is utilized between layers of melted ldpe plastic, slumped glass bottles, and newspaper pulp. Scrappy but intentional, her work asks the user to deeply reconsider their consumption and their relationship with the planet.
Please touch, use, and love these objects.