Monday, March 11, 2013

Oaxaca Field Trip

One of the highlights of our trip was the wonderful field trip planned by our trip coordinator, Colleen Darling. Our first stop was to one of the finest embroiderers in all of Mexico, Faustina and her daughter who do incredible work on clothing, shawls and table runners. We visited her home and studio and were awed at her beautiful work.

Faustina, with her awards and a photo meeting the president of Mexico in recognition of her work on the wall behind us.

We visited an old convent and now a museum dedicated to the work of Rudolfo Morales. Loved seeing his art and collections. Our B&B had several of his works in their collection. Below is one of his last paintings depicting his passing into heaven and into the arms of his mother.

We got in a visit to the local market at Ocotlan and enjoyed all the colors and variety of goods sold.

Next stop: one of my favorites! Josefina Aguilar! I have loved her ceramic pieces for many years and finally got to visit her home and studio and buy a few things. Her whole family makes ceramics and live next door, but her work is still my favorite. I got a piece for my cousin, Laurie, and Susan gave me one for my birthday....happy me!

Josefina with one of her pieces.

This is one of the churches that was painted in the colors that Rudolfo Morales designated. Looks like a   piece of folk art. 

An angel in the front of the church...and many more inside.
to be continued....


Grace said...

Such pretty embroidery and ceramics. Very labor intensive. Lucky you to have acquired some nice pieces! But why are the baby dolls on the ground with the shoes?! You look slim!

Mary Stanley said...

Thanks, Grace! had to take the photo of the dolls because they looked so odd in a pile with the shoes...esp. the one with the funny expression!

Ter'e said...

Your photos are simply wonderful. Takes me back to our trips to MX - one of my very favorite places.
Thanks for sharing.