Carlos Sanchez has exhibited in Encounters every year for the past 11 years. His jewellery brand ‘Esquirlas’ features original work designed and made by Carlos Sanchez and Marianna Teixeira. Early collections were inspired by his travels in the Andes and in Amazonian. His work is in permanent evolution and he has created his own artistic vocabulary. Over the years, Carlos has captured the appreciation of many visitors, some annually returning to add new Esquirlas’ pieces to their collections .More recently Marianna Teixeira joined Esquirlas, bringing new talents and skills. Their journey as makers continues, traveling to new horizons and exploring the limitless beauty of metal and stone and of art and craftsmanship. Special pieces have been designed for Encounters to reflect the distinctive curatorial narrative.