Category Archives: Meet the Artists

El Interior’s Journey & 2019 Mexico Buying Trip Recap

Celebrations of traditional Zapotec Culture in the Tehuantepec Calenda in the streets of Oaxaca. Zapotec women from the isthmus of Tehuantepec on a float in Oaxaca City. “They’re celebrating their identity and their community’s traditional values. This is also an act of reciprocity, a way of giving back to their community. The participants sponsor the […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Odilon Merino In-Store Weaving Demonstration

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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 […]

Mexico Buying Trip: February 2018

Marcia Lucas, owner of El Interior, has officially departed for her annual buying trip down to Oaxaca, Mexico. She’s slated to arrive back in Austin sometime in early March, but in the meantime, we’ve received a handful of pictures and videos that we wanted to share. This is the first piece of a two part […]

Efren Gonzalez Art Exhibit and Demonstration

We are very excited to host an art exhibit and demonstration with the Austin Friends of Folk Art featuring Efren Gonzalez, an artist from Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. He will be visiting Austin to share his images of daily life in Ajijic. Come early and see Efren’s painting demonstration and ask questions about his art! His work will also be for […]

Mexico Buying Trip: January 2017

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Marcia Lucas, owner of El Interior, has once again headed down to the beautiful locale of Oaxaca, Mexico. There, she will curate a variety of unique folk art pieces as well as handmade clothing from many different artists in and around the state of Oaxaca. Below are some photos from Marcia while on her road […]

Josefina Aguilar: Artist Update

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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 […]