Demetrio Garcia Aguilar, Ocatlán, Oaxaca

Demetrio García Aguilar
Ocotlán, Oaxaca

Demetrio García Aguilar comes from a long line of strong women artisans from the town of Ocotlán, Oaxaca. Both his grandmother and his mother, the famous ceramic artist Josefina Aguilar, inspired him to continue a tradition of creativity in traditional Mexican ceramics. His efforts have brought his family worldwide recognition.

From his grandmother and mother, Demetrio learned to collect and prepare the raw materials and to create the charming folk art figures in his own unique style. In his wonderful muñecas (figures), he has incorporated his personal religious, cultural and family themes. He is known, for example, for the scene of Adam and Eve expelled from Paradise, Day of the Dead scenes and many interpretations of Frida Kahlo.

Shaping his clay figures takes about two days and after they dry, he fires each piece for 8 to 9 hours. Then he begins the process he enjoys the most, painting them, which can be a long and laborious process. 


Prolongacion de Morelos 428

Ocotlan, Oaxaca CP 71510

951 571 0214 (the O might be a 0)

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