Visiting Master Potters in Oaxaca
During our Days of the Dead Oaxaca trip with CRIZMAC, we visited the home of José García Antonio and his family. José uses clay from the soil of his village to create life-sized sculptures of Zapotec women, as well as smaller figurines.
He and his wife are often juried into the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market held each year on the second weekend in July. This photo was taken at that event.
Most of his work is not painted but left the natural color of the clay. This room seemed to serve as a storeroom.
This visit was typical of our SchoolArts/CRIZMAC cultural seminars that we offer in Santa Fe and Oaxaca, Mexico. We visit many folk artists in their homes or studios and also go to historical/anthropological sites, museums, and other points of interest. To learn about our seminar in Santa Fe next July, click for here for more information.