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New Folk Art Piece from Demetrio Aguilar: Four Cardinal Directions & Elements

New Folk Art Piece from Demetrio Aguilar: Four Cardinal Directions & Elements

During our store owner’s (Marcia Lucas) last trip to Oaxaca, Mexico she made a visit, once again, to Demetrio Aguilar. Demetrio Aguilar is a well known Mexican folk artist who creates beautiful clay pieces with wonderful symbolic meaning. Here, we have a video that Marcia has filmed of Demetrio explaining one of his newest (and […]

Josefina Aguilar – Artist Update

Josefina-Aguilar-Artist-Update

In 2014, famous potter Josefina Aguilar of Ocotlan, Oaxaca Mexico  became blind. I remember visiting her shortly after her blindness struck and discussing with her about how her hands were going to become her eyes– “my hands know what to do” she told me. To back that up I am sharing  a few photos from a […]

Folk Artist Demetrio Aguilar Explains His “Gentlemen Jaguar” Piece

Owner Marcia Lucas recently returned from a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico with a wonderful new piece from folk artist Demetrio Aguilar. He calls it the Caballero Juaguar or “Gentlemen Jaguar”. Watch this video where he explains the meaning behind the artistry.  

Concepción Aguilar – Clay Artist

Concepción Aguilar, the youngest of the famous Aguilar Sisters, was just nine when her mother died without teaching her the skills she had previously passed on to her three other daughters. However, Concepción developed her incredible skill with clay first by imitating her sisters and then constantly pushing herself to further develop her talent. Perhaps because […]

Josefina Aguilar – Master Clay Artist

Update: Josefina Aguilar is now blind, as of 2014. Read more about how she continues to create folk art, despite her disability, here: Josefina Aguilar – Artist Update Josefina Aguilar of Oaxaca, Mexico, is perhaps one of the most collectable folk artists today. Josefina’s skill was noticed when she was quite young, and by the time […]

Guillermina Aguilar – Master Clay Artist

Hand-painted clay chicken jar

Guillermina Aguilar, the eldest of the four famous Aguilar sisters, was born in Ocotlán de Morelos, Oaxaca. Inspired by her fertile imagination, her ceramic repertoire is rich. In the beginning, she created figures of ducks, hens and bulls, and later turned to more complicated female figures in highly detailed costumes, down to their dangling earrings. […]

José García Antonio – Master of Pottery

Master of figural pottery, work by José García Antonio is part of the historical Banamex Collection in Mexico City. The artist is a recognized Mexican Master and is featured in the book, Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art. Cousin to the Aguilar sisters, Josefina and Guillermina in Oaxaca, José now lives in San Antonino. Glaucoma has claimed […]