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The Red Tlapazola Woman



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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 in the middle of the street, for them is the most normal and casual thing to do.

 













Random 













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.



















Xalapa





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” 










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