“My passion, obsession, is with lace. My friends think I’m crazy, but I’m very proud of what I do, it brings me great joy.”

Marian Nuñez’s interest in lace-making came from her mother, who worked in Parisienne haute couture in the 1960s. After training as a graphic designer and working in advertising in France, Holland, Belgium and Portugal, Marian returned to Spain, following her passion for this traditional craft.

Marian can spend 6-9 months creating her lace works of art. Her unique “sculptures”, she says, using a variety of materials, draw on ancient skills with a contemporary twist: “This isn’t traditional lacemaking, I explore and experiment. I try to tell a story through the technique of bobbin lace. Every piece is different.”

Photography by Gianfranco Tripodo