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Art/Artesania :: Sculpture/Escultura also Festival :: Community/Comunidad
Black Pottery of San Bartolo Coyotepec
10:00 AM
Black Pottery of San Bartolo Coyotepec Description:
We will leave from Tlayudona at 10 a.m. and will arrive in San Bartolo around 10:45, where we will introduce you to Sandra and her family. We are going to start the experience with an activity called the “amasado”, where your feet will perform the task of kneading the material with which the clay is made. After this, you’ll get to tap into your inspiration and create a piece of your choosing. Sandra can help you hone your techniques if you already have some experience, or introduce you to the basics of working with clay if you’re a beginner. Regardless of your experience level, the special characteristics of black clay and the cultural context of San Bartolo will make this a new and memorable experience for you.

During the workshop we will offer you regional sweets, a special nieve (Oaxacan version of ice-cream) and even a mezcal.

Once you finish, your piece will be laid out to dry for 5-7 days in order for it to dehydrate evenly and not crack. The next time the family fires their pieces, we can have them delivered back to Tlayudona for pick-up. (Try to schedule your clay experience at the beginning of your trip so that we can get your finished piece to you before you depart!) You are also welcome to take your piece home “wet”, or to have it delivered to you later at your own cost.

Experience Includes:
Transportation (Leaving from/returning to our new Tlayudona location, Bravo 210, Colonia Centro)
Visit the workshop in San Bartolo
Talk given by Doña Sandra
Personalized instruction on how to create a piece of pottery, catered to your level of experience
All materials necessary to create your piece
Translation from Spanish to English if/when necessary
Regional sweets, Nieve and even a mezcal.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Tlayudona
Address: 210-C M. Bravo, Centro Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico 68000
Phone: 9512852664

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