Mexican Craftsmanship

An overview of my experience with craftsmen from different parts of Mexico.

Un aperçu de mon expérience avec des artisans de différentes régions du Mexique.

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  • Pedro Romo – loom weaver

    We just arrived in Tlaquepaque town, in front of Pedro Romo’s house, a pretty dwelling decorated with a lot of flowers and potteries, called « la casa de los abuelos ». His daughter invites…

  • Tradiciones Navideñas

    During a trip to the community of Mazahua, a small village located between the state of Michoacán and México, we had the opportunity to visit various workshops of artisans, notably linked to…

  • « Alfareria » in Tonalá

    In the same way we participated to the Otomí « waist loom »workshop carried out by Casa Wilmot association (see previous article), we took part in a workshop to learn the basic pottery techniques…

  • « Telar de Cintura » Otomí

    We were invited to participate to a « belt weaving » workshop from the Ñäñhoo tradition (Otomí indigenous community) organized by the master craftswomen of the group Hi no B’ edi ma T édi…

  • Día de Muertos

    The « day of the Dead » (día de los muertos) is one of the most impressive festival in Mexico. It consists in celebrating the dead beings by paying tribute to them and « bringing…

  • Cooperative « Corazón de Maíz »

    We went to San Cristóbal Jocotepec, a small village on the shores of Chapala lake, where we visited the cooperative « Corazón de Maíz », a community of women artisans who work the corn…

  • Victor Cocula – a basalt stone-carver craftsman

    Excursion to San Lucas Evangelista, a small village on the shore of Cajititlán Lake, south of Guadalajara, where we meet Victor Cocula, a basalt stone-carver craftsman. He shows us his workshop and…

  • Fundación con Causa Azul

    This blog relates my collaboration and experience with the Foundation « Fundación Con Causa Azul » in Guadalajara, Mexico. This Foundation aims to promote local crafts and help craftsmen communities to be autonomous, self-efficient,…