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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 […]

Burnished Pottery

To burnish is to rub the surface of an unfired clay figure or pot with a hard object until it develops a semi-gloss shine. While the earliest known pottery can be traced to 12,000 B.C., the earliest known burnished pottery dates from 5,000 to 4,500 B.C. Used by the Badarian People of the Nile Valley […]

Angélica Vásquez Cruz: Master Potter from Oaxaca

Angélica Vásquez Cruz at work in her studio.   Master Potter from Oaxaca Angélica Vásquez Cruz is a Master Potter from Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico. She is the sister of Enedina Vasquez, both of whom began working with clay at a young age. Angélica does not actually paint her work, but instead developed a process using […]