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Category Archives: Arts


The Art of Creating Trees of Life by May Herz

Mexican Trees of Life or Arboles de la Vida are one of the most popular expressions of Mexican folk art.  For more than 100 years Metepec, in the State of Mexico, has been known for its unique ceramic creations, mainly the Arbol de la Vida, tree of life, a clay sculpture covered with flowers,... Read More


Mexican Folk Art Talavera Poblana

When we speak about Puebla we inevitably think about the imposing volcanoes that guard her, the Popocateptl and Iztaccíhuatl , the culinary delicacies that were created in this state, such as Mole Poblano, its baroque architecture, and of course, the ceramic of Talavera, that adorns practical... Read More


Mata Ortiz Pottery by May Herz

Why is it said that in a small, lost town of Chihuahua, Mexico exists the largest concentration of artists on the face of this earth? Why are some of the contemporary works of art that are created in this little town sold for incredibly high prices on the international market? Why are thousands ... Read More


Lacquerware The Art of Francisco Coronel

Francisco Coronel is world known for his extraordinary lacquerware over gold and silver leaf.  No other artist in his field has achieved such recognition. With more than 25 awards he is the only artist that creates those wonderful pieces completely covered with gold and silver leaf in Olinala G... Read More


Alebrijes: Oaxacan Wood Carvings

The artistic process and techniques used in the creation of these captivating  wooden Alebrijes. Alebrijes are carved wooden figures created by Oaxacan artisans. They have become so popular that even the world’s most respected Spanish language authority, the La Real Academia de la Lengua Esp... Read More
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