Tlapazola is a town located east of Oaxaca City in the south of Mexico. This little town is famous for their hard working women, colors and pottery.
This community of women is deeply in contact with nature and their work since all men went north to the US to find a better job. Except for a few male elders, the town is runned by women. They have been working with clay for 5+ generations and the skillset is transferred through family lineages.
Hunted by their craft, power, and colors I was moved to paint over comales (plates used to cook tortillas). Driven by the raw red color of the clay I was instantly inspired to use black and gold over them, creating a one of a kind hand painted piece.
The result of this collaborative practice can be seen in these artwork.