Oaxaca Group Tour: February 2019

El Interior owner Marcia Lucas shares a big hug with her longtime friend, one of the famous pottery sisters, Concepcion Aguilar in Ocotlan de Morelos. Noriberto and his son show off the masks they made for Carnival in San Martin, Tilcajete El Interior friend Anne enjoys a shot of mezcal as part of the welcome […]

A Talk on the Daily Life in Ocumicho Event Photos

ocumicho Mexico

  Harold Leibowitz, renowned UT Austin Professor and Emeritus in Middle Eastern Studies, “info-tained” customers and friends at El Interior with a conversation on the daily life and art in Ocumicho, a village in Michoacan, Mexico, last Thursday. Professor Leibowitz showcased photos of day-to-day life, as well as the environment and the whimsical, magical art of the women […]

The Making of Michoacan Pottery with Lisa Orr Event Photos

For 38 years, Lisa Orr has been a professional potter and student of ceramics. Her educational background includes a prestigious MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1992, as well as being the recipient of several grants, including a Fulbright and a MAAA/NEA. Her intricate work is displayed in […]

40 Year Anniversary Fiesta Event Photos

We would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate 40 wonderful years with us this past week! Master Potter Angélica Vásquez Cruz was on hand to demonstrate her one-of-a-kind craft, while Marika Alvarado captivated the crowd with her extensive knowledge of medicine and healing. Curandera Maria Marenco gave insightful readings while lively patrons […]

The Joy of the Hunt

Josefina Aguilar

Austin Friends of Folk Art published the following article, “The Joy of the Hunt” by Lee Price Arellano, in their What’s Up, April 2019 edition. Lee describes her experience traveling to Oaxaca with Marcia in late January 2019.  “The Joy of the Hunt” In late January, I was privileged to be a member of a small group of people […]

The Art of Embroidery and Making of a San Antonino

The following is a story written by Marcia Lucas, owner and founder of El Interior. The art of embroidery is fully on display in our beautiful San Antonino style dresses and blouses. They are a classic favorite in the wardrobes of many Austinites and Texans because of their gorgeous handwork and comfort — one can dress them up or […]

Austin Friends of Folk Art Promotes Folk Art and World Culture at El Interior

  The non-profit Austin Friends of Folk Art (AFFA) began in 1987 between two passionate folk art collectors and advocates, Ted Warmbold and Marcia Lucas. At the time Ted was president of the established San Antonio Friends of Folk Art while editing the San Antonio Light. Marcia was busy forming one on one relationships with […]

Everyday Fashion: The San Antonino Dress

Mexican dresses

The San Antonino dress, also known as the traditional Mexican dress, is characterized by the delicacy of its embroidery and the preservation of traditional forms and motifs. This particular style of Mexican dress has soared in popularity over the years; many admire the intricate hand embroidery and vibrant colors, but few know the history behind […]

Frida Kahlo: Artist, Icon and Fashionista

Select pieces of beautiful Mexican and Guatemalan clothing once donned by one of our all-time favorite fashionistas, artists and prominent trendsetters Frida Kahlo are currently on exhibit at the Victorian and Albert Museum in London. The weavers and indigenous people of Mexico and Guatemala helped inspire the traditional style of Ms. Kahlo, who utilized their […]

Odilon Merino In-Store Weaving Demonstration

Odilon merino morales

El Interior is thrilled to announce that Mexican Indigenous weaver Odilon Merino Morales will be visiting our store in Austin, located at 1009 West Lynn Street, June 28th through the 30th. RECEPTION: Thursday, June 28th at 6:30 p..m. with a talk and demonstration to follow at 7:00 p.m. IN-STORE DEMO: Friday, June 29th from 11:00-5:00 […]

Oaxaca Group Tour: February 2018

At the start of each year, store owner Marcia Lucas hosts a one-of-a-kind trip to Mexico, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Oaxaca. After spending a full week basking in the beauty of Oaxaca City, our last group has returned, and we have some fun pictures and videos to share. […]