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 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 Aguilar - Artist Update
Here the mostly finished product, woman and child.
Josefina Aguilar - Artist Update
Josefina’s daughter helping her mother with fine facial details to complete the piece.
Josefina Aguilar - Artist Update
Josefina Aguilar working the clay for a Mother and Child pottery figure
Josefina Aguilar - Artist Update
Market Woman and nursing Child almost ready to begin drying out process.

Find more of Josefina Aguilar’s work here.

2 thoughts on “Josefina Aguilar: Artist Update

  1. Dr. J. Bell-Jones says:

    I read that she passed away in 2012! Then I read she’s alive and blind. Don’t know which to believe .

  2. Marriah Tarango says:

    These photos are from our recent travels this year to Mexico in February 2016. Josefina is alive and well! Still creating art, despite her blindness.

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