Carlos & Albert
The imaginative and fanciful CARLOS & ALBERT COLLECTION is the unique collaborative effort of two individuals from vastly diverse cultures- Carlos Munoz, a native Mexican, and Albert Ickenroth, from Holland.
Born in Amsterdam, Albert studied both art and economics at the University of Amsterdam. Albert's fascination with the great masters of his homeland inspired him to seek an outlet for his own creative energies. In 1974, Albert traveled to Mexico on vacation and was infatuated with the people, the color, and the culture. He decided to take up permanent residence in Jalisco, the region that is home to many of Mexico's finest artisans.
Establishing himself in Guadalajara, Albert began working with several of the area's foremost artisans, learning the labor-intensive techniques of papier mache sculpture. He then applied his talents to other media, including ceramics, metal sculpture, and jewelry.