Ceramic in Monte Albán Museum
Zapotec ceramic on display at the Monte Albán Museum
The most prevalent of Mexico’s crafts is ceramics/pottery. Ceramics w...
Zapotec statue from the site museum at Monte Albán
Zapotec statue from the site museum at Monte Albán
the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City
The plaited headdress on this Zapotec statue looks like
that worn by wo...
The town Santa María
Atzompa is located a few
kilometers from the
archaeological site of Monte
Albán.
Pottery-making has a...
While almost all of Atzompa’s
pottery is of the traditional
green-glazed variety, since the
1980s, a potter by the name of...
Dolores Porras developed a white
translucent glaze on which to paint
colors such as bright oranges, blues,
greens and yell...
Recently, several innovations have
been devised to try and help revive the
pottery market. In the 1990s, the
Mexican gover...
A number of potters in Atzompa have turned to the making of clay figures, terra cotta
figurines called "embroidered dolls"...
There are also mermaids and angels.
Each piece is unique and the colors
are produced by mineral pigments in
local rocks.
Despite being close to the city of Oaxaca, Atzompa is a very poor community which
subsists mostly on the production of its...
The town is attracting an increasing number of Mexican and international tourists
because of its pottery, which is helping...
The new crafts market has done much to attract these tourists. The market is not only a
central location for the sale of t...
The pieces are labeled as to the artisan and the artisans rotate shifts at the market.
Angelica Vazquez Cruz, an unusual
potter in a village of trade potters, for
what she makes is expressive and
comes from he...
Angelica Vazquez Cruz
Angelica Vazquez Cruz
Angelica Vazquez Cruz
Angelica Vazquez Cruz
Angelica Vazquez Cruz
Angelica Vazquez Cruz
Angélica's creations encompass a wide spectrum: small ethereal but spirited angels, to
majestic female figures and large s...
Angelica Vazquez Cruz
Angelica Vazquez Cruz
Angelica Vazquez Cruz
Angelica Vazquez Cruz
Angelica Vazquez Cruz
Angelica Vazquez Cruz
Duelo by Angelica Vasquez Cruz of
Santa Maria Atzompa at Museo
Estatal de Arte Popular1 de Oaxaca
in San Bartolo Coyotepec...
Angelica Vazquez Cruz
Sound: Lila Downs - El Feo, Cancion Mixteca, Arrancame la Vida
México
Text & pictures: Internet
Copyright: All the images ...
Mexico Santa Maria Atzompa
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Mexico Santa Maria Atzompa
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  • A rodete is the reed ring that keeps rounded pots and jars from tipping. The large ceramic bowl used to make tejate are called apazle.
  • Lila Downs (born September 19, 1968) is a Mexican singer-songwriter. She performs her own compositions as well as tapping into Mexican traditional and popular music. She also incorporates indigenous Mexican influences and has recorded songs in indigenous languages such as Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya, Nahuatl and P'urhépecha.
    Her debut album, La Sandunga, was released in 1999 and she achieved international success in 2001 with the album Border. Lila Downs was born on September 19, 1968 in Tlaxiaco, Mexico, the daughter of Anita Sanchez, a Mixtec cabaret singer and Allen Downs, a British-American professor of art and cinematographer from Minnesota. She began her musical career singing with mariachis. At fourteen she moved to the United States with her parents. She studied voice in Los Angeles and learned English, which her father helped her to perfect. When she was 16 her father died and after this event she decided to return to her native Tlaxiaco with her mother.
    One day while she was working in a store in the Mixtec mountains a man came in to ask her to translate his son's death certificate. She read that he had drowned trying to cross the border into the United States. This so deeply affected her that it continued to influence her work throughout her career. She talked about this in an NPR interview Lila Downs: 'Border‘.
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    1. 1. Ceramic in Monte Albán Museum
    2. 2. Zapotec ceramic on display at the Monte Albán Museum The most prevalent of Mexico’s crafts is ceramics/pottery. Ceramics was considered one of the highest art forms during the Aztec Empire, with the knowledge of making pottery said to have come from the god Quetzalcoatl himself.
    3. 3. Zapotec statue from the site museum at Monte Albán
    4. 4. Zapotec statue from the site museum at Monte Albán
    5. 5. the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City The plaited headdress on this Zapotec statue looks like that worn by women in Oaxacan villages today. the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City One of the many beautiful pieces of Zapotec pottery The Monte Albán archeological site, found in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, was one of the first cities in Mesoamerica, and functioned as the center of Zapotec culture for over a thousand years. Founded around the year 500 BC, it reached its zenith by the 3rd century AD before eventually collapsing by the 8th century AD.
    6. 6. The town Santa María Atzompa is located a few kilometers from the archaeological site of Monte Albán. Pottery-making has always been an important activity in Santa María Atzompa since it was founded between the 7th and 9th centuries just north of the Zapotec city of Monte Albán. The name Atzompa means high water mark in the Nahuatl language.
    7. 7. While almost all of Atzompa’s pottery is of the traditional green-glazed variety, since the 1980s, a potter by the name of Dolores Porras has created the first glazed natural color and multicolored glazed pottery.
    8. 8. Dolores Porras developed a white translucent glaze on which to paint colors such as bright oranges, blues, greens and yellows. Each of her pieces are done by hand and are decorated with figures such as borders, mermaids, flowers and iguanas. She has been invited to give workshops in the United States, where she learned about lead-free glazes and has applied these to her work.
    9. 9. Recently, several innovations have been devised to try and help revive the pottery market. In the 1990s, the Mexican government developed lead- free glazes to be mass marketed. In the 2000’s, a cooperative pottery market was created in the town, and the efforts of potter Dolores Porra, who created new designs and colors, has been recognized.
    10. 10. A number of potters in Atzompa have turned to the making of clay figures, terra cotta figurines called "embroidered dolls" (muñecas bordadas) who are made with long skirts that reach the floor, (eliminating the need to create breakable feet)’ elegantly adorned with earrings, necklaces and their dresses are decorated with elaborate floral designs.
    11. 11. There are also mermaids and angels. Each piece is unique and the colors are produced by mineral pigments in local rocks.
    12. 12. Despite being close to the city of Oaxaca, Atzompa is a very poor community which subsists mostly on the production of its signature green pottery.
    13. 13. The town is attracting an increasing number of Mexican and international tourists because of its pottery, which is helping the town’s economy. The new crafts market has done much to attract these tourists.
    14. 14. The new crafts market has done much to attract these tourists. The market is not only a central location for the sale of the pottery, it is also set up to allow communal selling of the products and allow the artisans to spend less time selling and more time making pottery.
    15. 15. The pieces are labeled as to the artisan and the artisans rotate shifts at the market.
    16. 16. Angelica Vazquez Cruz, an unusual potter in a village of trade potters, for what she makes is expressive and comes from he internal vision, making her more akin to our western view of an artist
    17. 17. Angelica Vazquez Cruz
    18. 18. Angelica Vazquez Cruz
    19. 19. Angelica Vazquez Cruz
    20. 20. Angelica Vazquez Cruz
    21. 21. Angelica Vazquez Cruz
    22. 22. Angelica Vazquez Cruz
    23. 23. Angélica's creations encompass a wide spectrum: small ethereal but spirited angels, to majestic female figures and large sculptural compositions. Due to their complexity and detail, the latter can take up to four weeks to create. She refers to such pieces as "temas completas" (complete themes), in that they convey her interpretations of historical and contemporary subjects, such as the Mexican Revolution or the Abastos market (usually the largest market in a town). Although her artistic expression is achieved through old folk arts techniques, her themes can often be considered "modern.“ mermaids and angels. Each piece is unique and the colors are produced by mineral pigments in local rocks.
    24. 24. Angelica Vazquez Cruz
    25. 25. Angelica Vazquez Cruz
    26. 26. Angelica Vazquez Cruz
    27. 27. Angelica Vazquez Cruz
    28. 28. Angelica Vazquez Cruz
    29. 29. Angelica Vazquez Cruz
    30. 30. Duelo by Angelica Vasquez Cruz of Santa Maria Atzompa at Museo Estatal de Arte Popular1 de Oaxaca in San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca
    31. 31. Angelica Vazquez Cruz
    32. 32. Sound: Lila Downs - El Feo, Cancion Mixteca, Arrancame la Vida México Text & pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu https://plus.google.com/+SandaMichaela 2012

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