Our Workshops and Backcactus Tours
Introduction to the Workshops and Backcactus Tours
2009-2010 Schedule
General Trip Information
Survivor's Testimonials
The Staff of Traditions Mexico
About Traditions Mexico
A Primer on Mexican Bus Travel
Festivals and Celebrations
Michoacán Arts and the Great Easter Market
Zapotec Festival, El Rosario
The Return of the Souls . . .Day of the Dead in Backcactus Oaxaca
Oaxacan Clay Workshop
The Potters of Michoacán
Fiber Arts
Fiber Arts of the Oaxacan South Coast
Fiber Arts of the Oaxacan Highlands
Zapotec Tapestry Workshop
Murex, Cochineal, and Indigo! Oaxaca Natural Dye Workshop
Mayan Fibers and Culture
Highland Maya Backstrap Weaving and Dyeing Workshop
Mixed Arts
Oaxaca in Images - A Photography Workshop
Flavors of Oaxaca, A Culinary Tour with Professional Chef Scott Thornton
Custom Trips
We can design a trip just for you
There is a place in the far south of Mexico

anos de Oaxaca

Oaxacan hands ...

The hands of the potter, carver, and weaver.

This Website exists to celebrate the potters of southern Mexico.




The knowledge and life ways in the pottery villages have existed as such for thousands of years, a type of sustainability rare in the human world. As the industrial world moves into Oaxaca and neighboring states with its plastic buckets and aluminum pans, these articles are disappearing. Through our workshops, cultural tours, and this Website we hope to lend a hand to the culture of pottery and other arts by giving these artisans the opportunity to continue with their ancient trade.

Through this Website you may take a tour of pottery villages, learn about the potters, read a journal of adventures in Oaxaca, see the detailed pottery-making methods, and view the huge variety of pottery styles. And we have a few galleries of beautiful photographs.

All of this, of course, is designed to instill in you an insatiable desire to visit this wondrous land.

If you are considering a trip to Mexico beyond the coastal resorts and umbrella drinks, visits with artisans provide a rich touchstone into their homes and culture. The links in the left sidebar will take you to our companion Website, TraditionsMexico.com, and its delectable menu of workshops and cultural tours.



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