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The Red

We work for two months with Maria and Rufina from San Marcos Tlapazola for our ceramic pieces (coming soon). In this  community red clay is part of their tradition as daily activity to make house utilities such as comales, pots and plates. We known each other for three years now and im convince that this woman are made from fire. 


Burning the pieces outside Maria’s house. We were in the middle of the street and for them it was the most normal and casual thing to do.


San Marcos at 7pm

My favorite hour to travel in Oaxaca is from 5 to 7 pm. At this time you can feel strongly the presence of the mountains surrounding this valley, embracing it, containing it.


5:00 to 6:30pm

Holy Week

The shapes & colors 

Old/New World

 Photos from Tijuana, DF & Oaxaca

Manuel & Lucrecia

San Marcos

San Marcos Tlapazola, Oaxaca. Place of the Zapotec people.

In the mayan cosmology is said that man was made and born from the corn.  For me the woman of San Marcos are made from clay, water and fire. They are the Red Woman.

Pottery making has been a tradition for the Zapotec people for centuries, past from generation to generation. In San Marcos mainly woman work on pottery.

Every thing in their ceramic process is done by hands, they get the meterials provided by their soroundings. For the burning, usally man goes to the mountains and collect wood from yucca trees (mainly), putting them together and carring it back to the town.


In my way to Xalapa I found this landscape, they were like a gift to me. This lands seem full of misteries constantly calling for some one to hear them.

Xalapa comes from the Nahuatl roots xālli   [ˈʃaːlːi]  āpan [ˈaːpan] which means “Spring in the sand”