The ASCENSION Guard...

is one of five newly designed rashguard and leggings created using the photography from Melanie Gonzalez Art's studio, including the garment at right which incorporates the image "Castle on the Concourse" 2017-2023 from the series, Rock and Shadow/Piedra y Sombra.

The photographic series of BJJ, Yoga, Surfing and Athletic rashguard tops and leggings are surely an inspiration for a desired splash of art in your training, wherever it may be.

The entire collaboration was designed right here at PIEDRA Y SOMBRA DESIGNS in collaboration with Ascension BJJ & Yoga at 307 Wall St Kingston, NY 12401.  
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“Tadasana Guard”, a women's rash guard designed for Ascension BJJ NY by Piedra y Sombra Designs using the Photograph licensed by Melanie Gonzalez, “Montaña Redonda, Republica Dominicana, 2019” (c).

“Borboleta Festival”, a leggings designed for Ascension BJJ at Piedra y Sombra Designs using
the Photography licensed by Melanie Gonzalez, “The Cost
of a Bee Sting/Borboleta Festival, Salcedo Dominican Republic, 2019”  (c).

“Tahoe Guard”, a rashguard designed for Ascension BJJ by Piedra y Sombra Designs using the Photography licensed by Melanie
Gonzalez, “Wintry Lake Tahoe,
2017” (c).

Sewing Skills

A range of sewing machines available; vintage, modern, and overlock to learn from.

Hand Basics in Sewing

Handling different fabrics, ironing, cutting patterns, measuring, fitting all takes place before sewing.

Image courtesy of Mariel: A completed upcycled hoodie project done by participant Mariel and daughter Daphne at October's Community Sew at Unfettered Arts Gallery, pictured above.

Fashion Design

Students work on their own projects or with our prompt and learn to execute their ideas.

Enjoyable learning

Refreshments served at events, sewing materials, notions and cutting stations provided. You go at your pace, can complete projects at home with guidance.



Suzanna Productions in collaboration with Ascension BJJ & Yoga (Kingston, NY) presents in the year 2023, a collection of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu apparel featuring photography by Melanie Gonzalez Art

Photo: The garments photographed in the image below are handsewn by Piedra y Sombra Designs with custom printed fabric featuring "Castle on the Concourse" (2017), "Loto en Salcedo" (2019), The Cost of a Bee Sting/Borboleta Festival (2019), Montaña Redonda (2019), and Wintry Lake Tahoe (2019).

A collection of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu apparel featuring photography by Melanie Gonzalez Art.

Piedra y Sombra Designs 
est. 2019

What's in a name? Piedra y Sombra Designs is the fabric and textile production line directly inspired from the fine art photography series of the same name by MGA Studio, Rock and Shadow/Piedra y Sombra.

Thoughtful, durable, beautiful, utilitarian sewing goods made for everyday use. 

These items were carefully built using upcycled and natural fabrics, at low-waste, with use of minimal to no plastic.

When you purchase a Piedra y Sombra Design, you are directly supporting New York artist and the local economy.

Proudly sewn and designed in the USA!


1. New Paltz to POK 1872 Stage coach Ad" Tote Bag 

The 21" duck bag eco tote with two pockets, full lining, comfortable drop straps, and handles for versatility in carrying your things. Roomy, comfy, built to last with 100% heavy duty cotton canvas.
Model name "Ohioville299" with a piece of Mid-Hudson valley history, an 1872 newspaper ad for a stage coach schedule.


Sewing creations inspired by analog photography?

If you know anything about my series, Rock & Shadow, a double exposure black and white photography series, you may have seen that Piedra y Sombra is its color counterpart... 

The series has inspired my sewing creations of wearable arts, home décor and accessories. Below is a portfolio of items I have created with vintage Japanese sewing machines and by hand. 
Accepting custom orders :) Contact

Photo at right by Zaid Islam of bags I sewed for Art on the Concourse  2020 featuring Lady K Fever's artwork. 

Portfolio of wearable goods, leather work, and jewelry 
Suzanna Productions at Piedra y Sombra Designs.

Contact with your artistic creation request.

Handmade books

80 page journals

Upcycling Clothes

It all started with upcycling and mending my clothes and taking requests from friends...

Vintage furniture restoration

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