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Libia Moreno’s take on beautiful handmade goods

When an artist lives abroad for love, as Libia Moreno Ospina does, it is fair to assume that passion plays a significant part in her creation. Libia’s goal is to create beautiful handmade goods, aesthetically brilliant in their simplicity.


We had a chance to meet Libia and have a short conversation.


What is your Name?

Libia Moreno Ospina


Where were you born?

Medellín, Colombia


Where do you live?

Ciudad de México, México


What do you do for a living?

I work at COLORINDIO and Utilitario Mexicano


Why –do you do that -?

For passion & love


What was the first handmade good you felt proud of?

A wool rug


What is the most encouraging thing somebody has told you about your work?

That I have a great sensitivity to color


Your work is finished when:

No response


The ultimate artist is:  Alejandro González Iñarritú


The artist you admire the most: Wes Anderson


Most recent inspiration source: The streets and observation of everyday life


How do you keep your things organized?

Folders and boxes/ Anything that might contain something


Digital or paper?



What do you believe in?

In good people


Colors or shapes?



The place where you always want to go back:

Mexico City’s city center


What is your favorite object created by man?



How did you learn your trade?

By observation and practice


What does your trade mean to you?

Learn a trade to survive in the world


What inspires you to create your handmade goods?

The way we live and our basic needs


Your dream piece. If you had all the resources to create it, what would it be?

It wouldn’t be just one.  I would make lots of handmade goods with the magnificent artisans that work in the atelier.


A must-have item in your home:  A good quality knife and a good dishcloth


An amulet or good luck charm? I have an old key that’s a gift from my husband

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