Meet our Artisans

  • Nelson Perez
    • Nelson Perez is a Oaxacan textile weaver, specializing in flatweave rugs. He is widely known for his masterful understanding of color theory and his ability to weave elaborate and complex designs into his pieces, turning mere rugs into works of art. From harvesting the cotton and creating the dyes to weaving his tapestries together, Nelson does it all. He uses a foot pedal loom, incorporating various threads of color along the way. A true master of his craft, he signs each  completed tapestries with his initials, subtly woven into the piece.                                          

 

                                                              

                   

    • Macrina is a master of red clay pottery, who together with her niece Alberta, founded Women of the Red Clay. In their traditional farming pueblo, they have drawn upon pre-colonial methods, while also introducing new forms and improved quality. Alberta and Macrina create pots for cooking, serving bowls, cups, plates and other kitchen tools. They’re devoted to the work of ensuring this craft that has existed in their family and communities for centuries never dies. Their hope is for future generations to continue to see it as a skill that is beautiful, profitable, and therefore, worthy of preservation. 
    • Miguel Fabian Pedro, his wife Esther Canseco Morga and their two children, Omar Fabian Canseco and Adelaida Fabian Canseco are a family of ceramists, specializing in Mexican black clay “barro negro” in San Bartolo Coyotepec in Oaxaca. Miguel has been working as a ceramist since he was a child, a skill passed down from his father, who learned from his. His family is a great example of traditional technique with an ever-modernizing esthetic. Using his degree in graphic design, Omar and Adelaida are constantly experimenting with beautiful and innovative shapes and designs. 
  • Ana and Francisco Martinez
    • Brother and sister duo, Anna and Francisco Martinez are well known ceramists from Santa Maria, Atzompa. Using a traditional reduction and kiln firing technique, Ana and Francisco create these beautiful pots of all shapes and sizes, incorporating unique facial expressions into their work, a distinction that makes their pieces highly sought after both in Mexico and abroad. By honoring the traditional techniques practiced for centuries, Anna and Francisco aim to decolonize Atzompa pottery and teach their people to return to a love and appreciation of clay.  
  • Taller Ruiz Lopez
    • Taller Ruiz Lopez is a widely celebrated Atzompa ceramist. Her family has been recognized for creating the first kiln and combustion system that runs off gas and ordinary cooking oil, allowing for a more environmentally friendly approach to firing ceramic pieces. Their kiln has received various awards from universities and organizations, such as La Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), the Social Economic Environmental Design Network (SEED), and Basic Initiative and Design Corps. Apart from her family’s kiln, Taller is also known as an accomplished artist, creating a range of ceramic pieces, marked by their organic green glaze. 
  • Vintage
    • We love vintage decor for two reasons. First of all, it’s a more environmentally friendly way to fill your home with beautiful things. You can minimize your carbon footprint by reducing the pollution and resources used in creating new products by simply buying second hand. Secondly, it’s a great way to incorporate unique pieces into your space and give them new life!