The mission of Jacobo and Maria Angeles is to create and offer the world artworks based off of their cultural heritage. A husband and wife team, they work together to construct richly decorated one-of-a-kind sculptures of whimsical beasts, Alebrijes. Having first worked as farmers, the couple have risen to prominence through their masterful work and now own a massive workshop in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca.
There is a magical energy that comes from the folk art created by Daniel
Paredes, a young artist living in Puebla, Mexico. Daniel’s art is whimsical, with a playful ingredient that sets it apart from
others who would try and copy his technique and style. Tradition is a very
important component of this young man’s art.
Characterized by the geometric designs, frets and diamonds from Zapotec culture; Pedro Montaño's wool rugs link back to his ancestral past. His many years of experience have led him to become known as a master weaver within his town of Teotitlan, Mexico where he and family own a restaurant/gallery, Restaurante and Galeria Tierra Antigua.
Pedro Hernandez Cruz makes wonderful home decor items out of papel maché - trays, coasters, napkin rings. Brightly colored with traditional Mexican designs, they add life and color to any home.
Along with his brothers Oscar and Junior, Gerardo Ortega has been creating whimsical figures of clay for over 20 years. They follow in the steps of their grandmother in the tradional Barro Betus technique. They are constantly looking for ways to innovate and develop new products while being true to the art, and to expand the imagination and to contribute socially to the community where he lives.
Every piece of Ken Edwards pottery is one of a kind, and . His high-fired ceramics were introduced to the main pottery centers of Jalisco, Tlaquepaque and Tonalá, around the 1950s and 60s; leading to new innovative techniques to be utilized by the more traditional ceramicists.
A Mata Ortiz resident and artist with more than four decades of experience, Jorge Quintana is acclaimed for his mastery of the entire pottery process. His pots host supremely detailed lines and geometric figures, giving light to the deep concentration the artist utilizes in order to perfect them. While he does create his own unique imagery, Quintana also takes elements from Paquimé and Mimbres motifs.
The work of Roberta Angeles focuses on textiles and handmade embroidery, where sherries to create designs that reflect the beauty and personality of those who wear it. Angeles is a proud owner of a workshop that is a source of employment for women who need help in alleviating their family's struggles. It is not only the combination of threads and colors, but a mixture between passion, creativity and love that makes the clothes unique pieces of art.
Inspired by the richness of Mexico, the jewelry of Gabriela Sanchez reflects on the well known culture and pride that strongly pervades daily life around her. A family affair, Gabriela is part of a third generation of jewelers.