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 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 demonstration she did for our tour in February 2016.
Josefina’s daughter helping her mother with fine facial details to complete the piece.
Josefina Aguilar working the clay for a Mother and Child pottery figure