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mexico workshops and tours for potters

updated thu 23 nov 06


Rachel Werling on wed 22 nov 06

=0A=0ADear=0Apotters,=0A=0A=0A =0A=0A=0AHot pottery in the chill of winter!=
=0AMexico is a=0Aland of exceptional potters who carry on traditions thousa=
nds of years old. We=0Aoffer tours and workshops created especially for pot=
ters and clay aficionados=0Afrom North America that open the doors of this =
ancient and hidden world. This=0AWinter we are offering a collection of ver=
y special trips, the likes of which=0Ayou will find nowhere else. These adv=
entures are based in the states of=0AMichoacan, Chiapas, Jalisco and Chihua=
hua, all important centers of Mexican=0Atraditional arts and culture. Have =
a peek at our offerings and daydream about a=0Ajourney through time into vi=
brant Mexico. You can view our tours at or click=
=0Aon the links following the tour descriptions below. Or contact me with =
any questions at =0A=0A=0A=0A=0AThanks you=0Ay =
gracias,=0A=0A=0AEric=0AMindling=0A=0A=0A =0A=0A=0AThe=0APotters of Michoac=
an.=0AFeb 7-16th, April 14-23,=0A2007. An adventure through the beautiful =
highlands of Michoacan. Five-foot tall=0Avases, slip and burnish decoration=
, bizarre dreamlike figurative work,=0Alead-free lowfire glaze work, coloni=
al towns, markets, indigenous culture.
_clay-0607.htm=0A=0A=0A =0A=0A=0AThe=0AGreat Masters of Tonala: Polychrome =
and Burnish. Feb 24-Mar 3rd, 2007. A goldmine town of nationally recognized=
master potters. Ornate surface=0Adecoration with oxide slips, mica burnish=
, low, mid and highfire glaze work.=0AOne-day hands-on slip/burnish worksho=
p, visits with 8 master potters.
7.htm=0A=0A=0A =0A=0A=0AThe Mata=0AOrtiz Pottery Workshop. Mar 31-April 8th=
, 2007. Based in Mata Ortiz, Chihuhua with=0AMichael Wisner and Jorge Quint=
ana. Hand building, low fire traditional=0Afirings, tool making, coiling, s=
lip decoration, burnishing, kiln building,=0Avisits to village potters and =
clay digs in the mountains around Mata Ortiz.
r2_mata-ortiz-0607.htm=0A=0A=0A =0A=0A=0AMichoacan=0AArts and Places.=0AFeb=
17-26th, 2007. Into the marvelous, but seldom visited Purepecha=0Ahighland=
s of Michoacan. Pottery, coppersmiths, basketry, mask carvers,=0Afestivals,=
beautiful colonial cities, markets and rural churches. http://traditionsme= =0ATraditions Mexico Hands =
On Tours=0A Oaxaca, Mexico=0A www.manos-de-o= =0A=0A=0A=0A