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Mexico Arts & Crafts Project – assisting local artisan communities

Date : 2011-05-12 14:37:29

DescriptionIn Guadalajara, Projects Abroad has established a unique Community project, ideal for creative volunteers with an artistic flair. Based in Tlaquepaque, a district of Guadalajara located around 30 minutes by bus from the city centre, volunteer placements can be arranged in a local ceramic workshop. Tlaquepaque, along with Tonala, another district of Guadalajara are famed for their production of traditional Mexican crafts, and both areas are home to a large number of workshops. Local artisans predominantly produce ceramic and pottery works, which are sold in local markets and to customers around the world. Projects Abroad work with Ceramic 1, a family owned workshop founded around 25 years ago. In the early days the workshop only produced decorative tiles, but today a team of around four artisans work to make wall plaques, jugs and wash basins as well as tiles decorated in both traditional and modern styles. The majority of their products are made to order and clients include Mexican hotels as well as German and Canadian customers. ....

Name of InstitutionMexico Arts & Crafts Project - assisting local artisan communities

Author(s) NameGiulia Macola

Added/Updated byGiulia Macola

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