I am originally from Magdalena Jaltepec, in the Mixteca region of the state of Oaxaca. My parents emigrated to the city when I was 3 years old.
I started making pottery at theage of nine.. It was when I visited a workshop of pottery ofbleached earthenware on the outskirts of the city of Oaxaca…Seeing how the parts of the lathe appeared… it looked to me like magic with the hands. Witnessing the creativity of the potter… I was inspired to dream that someday I could do that beautiful job.
At the age of 14, I obtained the official title of“turner.” This was very special, since it was unusual for a young man to obtain this title. That’s when I started walking through this work, becoming more innovative in creating pieces, proposing to perfect my turning techniques, my designs, shapes, colors…. always dreaming and expressing my feelings through my pieces of mud.
I founded my first workshop ““Greca de Sol” with my family in 1998 and later cofounded theTierra Quemada Galleryin2003..
In this way, I continue to develop different types of pieces, both traditional and contemporary. To this day, I challenge myself to improve my skills in turning and finishing pieces.
We have rescued ancestral techniques and we apply them to contemporary ceramics, creating unique and utilitarian pieces, free of lead..
“My works come from a cultural past translated into contemporary ceramics.”
Currently, my works concentrate related elements… in terms of technique, tradition and Pre-Hispanic symbols, I maintain my roots, together with symmetry and the naturalness.
The awards, the recognition of different institutions throughout my career, the fact that my pieces are now all over the world, and being with my family have been a motivation to improve every day, polishing my work more and more.
“For me, the most wonderful way to express myself is through my work.