Connecting with the Spirits of the Land: The Role of Meditation in Zapotec History and Culture
A story of connection with the inner self, and the outer elements, and of a practice that is deeply rooted in Zapotec spirituality and cultural heritage.
Leticia García Blanco, Gallería de Arte Peguero García
Leticia García Blanco of Gallería de Arte Peguero García on the rise and evolution of a family tradition. A story of family pride, traditions and not giving up.
Rufina Ruiz López, Taller Ruiz Lopez
Rufina Ruiz López of Taller Ruiz Lopez on family, responsibilities, and how her rebellious soul came back to generational traditions.
Sandro von Borell & Enrique Escudero, Maak-An
Sandro von Borell & Enrique Escudero of Máak-an on honoring local traditions, continuously discovering new techniques, scouring the globe for materials, all to create new innovative pieces of art.
Eva Lépiz, Documentary Photographer
Eva Lépiz, photographer for Wool+Clay, on her journey to photography, going against the grain, and reconnecting with herself to find what truly brings her joy.
Viviana Alávez, Casa Viviana
Viviana Alávez of Casa Viviana on creating her own path, her passion for a centuries-old tradition and how she reimagined to fit her vision.
Adrián Martínez Alarzón - Taller Bichuga Bigu
Adrián Martínez Alarzón of Taller Bichuga Bigu on the transformation of a long family and town tradition, a new perspective, and standing up for creativity and evolution while staying connected.
Beto Ruiz - Taller Ocho
Beto Ruiz on rethinking processes and inspiration, a new way to interpret traditions and reinventing the art of the town's technique and inspiring the younger generation.
Ana María Hernández - Taller Coatlicue
Ana María Hernández of Taller Coatlicue on the evolution of a tradition, overcoming obstacles and remembering ancient teachings to revive a stagnant industry.
Francisco Martínez, Taller Pitao Copycha
Francisco Martínez of Taller Pitao Copycha on going against a town's traditions, finding his own way and how he found a passion, a family, and recognition our of necessity.
Andrea García, Abuelita Borrego
Andrea García and Sara Mora of Abuelita Borrego on rethinking traditional skills, paying respect to the people, communities and experiences that brought us the artwork we can touch and enjoy today.