Collection: Karen Castrillo Villaseñor
Castrillo-Villaseñor comes from the esteemed Castrillo lineage, known for their prominent role in the field of sculpted brass artistry in the Philippines. Her father, Ronald, and grandfather were both pioneers in this art form. In fact, she fondly remembers being exposed to the resounding clangs of tools striking metal surfaces at a tender age as her father passionately crafted his art.
"Growing up in a family of artists, My Lolo’s and dad’s works are like my everyday breakfast. I have seen how their art pieces are uniquely hand-crafted with all masculinity as metal needs strength to soften," Castrillo-Villaseñor shares.
She eventually fell in love with metal sculpting herself, and officially started her apprenticeship under her father’s tutelage.