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zapotec pottery workshop

updated thu 5 oct 00


Rachel and Eric on wed 4 oct 00

The Oaxacan workshops take place in the indigenous pottery villages of
Oaxaca, Mexico. We work with master potters learning pottery methods that
have been used in the Americas since clay was first molded into a vessel. We
also meet some very interesting folks and eat great food. For more
information contact Eric Mindling and visit

Dec 11-16, 2000.
Jan 29-Feb 3, 2001(FULL)
A muddy hands visit with the Zapotec potters of San Marcos (see
Ceramics Montly, Feb. 2000). We will mine our clay, process it, build
vessels using living, 4,000 year old methods, slip, burnish and surface fire
our pieces. A week in this ancient village of potters also gives us an
inside look at village life. While our pots dry we'll visit the pottery
villages of Atzompa and Coyotepec. $595 (includes instruction, materials,
local transport, room, most meals).

FOR MORE INFO contact Eric Mindling and visit

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Rachel Werling, Biologist
Eric Mindling, potterologist

Apto Postal 1452
Oaxaca, Oax.
cp 68000
phone 011 52 (954) 7-4534
fax 011 52 (952) 1-4186