Part of our Oaxacan artisan family, Ana Beatriz learned to work in the renowned red clay of Oaxaca as a child, as did her mother and her grandfather and many more before them. Her grandfather created traditional large animals covered in chia for Easter week – and the “chia pet” craze was born from his work.
The view of these artisans is one of “duality”, of Ying & Yang, of man and woman. They gather their clay as a family, and different mines represent different elements of the duality. They take the clay with their own hands from the mine “where the woman is”, a clay which is very flexible and soft. And from another mine, they harvest white clay – representing the man. The materials are then mixed in a perfect union.
The entire process is organic, ethical and transparent. And the sum is far greater than the parts.
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