We are a group of artists from different towns in Mexico and Mexican artists living in the USA. Through pottery (barro), cartonería (a traditional technique stronger and smoother than papier-mâché) sculptures and masks, textiles, and corn husk creations, we are happy to share our culture and traditions with you. Some of us work in a family studio, some of us have a traditional heritage passed down from generation to generation, and some of us are experimenting with a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques, but we all respect and appreciate the work of each other.
Cartonería | Viroqua, Wisconsin
I strongly believe in the connection between all humans and nature and that the only constant in life is change. I represent this in my art through movement. Our work team is called Marván Folk Art.
Pottery | Guerrero
There are children that never look up. I had the sun, the moon, the stars, and, when I looked down, I had the ocean.
Cartonería | Morelos
Textiles | Tlaxcala
My brother Ignacio and I (Pedro) are visual artists and nahua weaver from the center of Mexico belonging to the fifth generation of my family.
Peguero García Studio
Pottery | Oaxaca
All of my family work in our pottery studio in Santa Maria Atzompa Oaxaca.
Textiles | Mexico City
I have researched natural dyes and traditional Mexican weaving, turning my concepts into experimental 3D weaving pieces.
Clay Sculpture and Masks | Quintana Roo
I have always tried to capture images and transform them through a personal interpretation.
My name is Rosalina Gutiérrez. Founder of Casa Tierra Yuhumul (embroidery of “pepenado”) in Ixtenco, Tlaxcala, Mexico.
RCL: "Making Traditions in Paper"
Cartonería | Morelos
Our pieces are based on our folk art, traditions, and the color of our roots.
Corn Husk | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
My goal is to open a Cultural Center where the Milwaukee South Side Community can develop its artistic skills.
Carpet Artists| Tlaxcala
I maintain my participation in the local tradition and I have carried out works in different places with the vision of preserving, rescuing, disseminating and promoting carpeting as an expression….
Fashion Designer| Philadelphia
My goal is to continue making fashion a form of art, I’m aware of the climate changes and fashion is a big part of it. I would like to make more unconventional looks during the next few years using recycled materials.
Gabriela Santos Ramos
Visual artist | California
My name is Gabriela Santos. I think it is important to open up the thought of all the wealth that we have as a country, as a community, and as individuals, that we all have creativity and it is only finding how to express ourselves.
Having 20 years of experience as a muralist and visual artist, Ryan has been an esential part of this Collective, collaborating in artwork with Gabriela Marván, his wife.
With more than 20 years of experience in Graphic Design, Gema is our web master gurú.
Rodrigo 'Mino' Rivera
The magic eye from Mino caught the soul of the art, studios, and process from the artists from the center of Mexico (Morelos, Tlaxcala).
Having studied Mexican folk art and International Relationships, Bárbara is the person who has direct contact with artisans in Mexico. You can feel her passion for Mexican folk art when she talks about it.
The magic hands that know how to use the correct words. She edited and copywrited this website.
Natalie Hinahara and Gloria Alatorre
Thanks for the amazing photos of the Día de los Muertos celebration.
What about the pieces?
The pieces that you see in our Collective website already flew to Wisconsin. We had made the effort to ship them from Mexico to USA in order that they arrive faster to you. We are happy to share some of our culture with you.