We had the pleasure of hosting Nancy Craft and Esprit Travel + Tours in Oaxaca for nine days beginning on January 3. Nancy brought a group of fifteen people and we took them to all our favorite places to meet some of the most outstanding artisans in Oaxaca. We spent an afternoon in San Antonino Castillo Velsasco with Don Jose Garcia Antonio and his wife Teresita. He is a sculptor who went blind twenty-years ago from advanced glaucoma. Don Jose works in life-size clay figures and is repeatedly invited to participate in the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Teresita is his muse and his eyes. She does the finish work. A total collaboration.
We are happy to organize and host tours for private groups in addition to our public programs. We also offer consulting services to NGOs, as well as designers, wholesalers and retailers who want to connect with artisans to create relationships. Interested? Contact us!