"Every pot that is crafted required hands to be spoilt"
~ Coral Jain
In the Artisan Village of Capula
Artisan Village of Capula
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This tour is for beginners - and your finished piece will look amatuer. This is all about the experience!
AN ANCIENT CRAFT OF MICHOACAN
Capula is a quaint village located in the highlands of Michoacan, near Lake Patzcuaro. Famed for Catrina's made from clay, the original art form of this town was pottery covered in tiny dot-flowers - cooking wares that are perfect for the stove-top.
Spend the day at Juan Torres School of Arts, working with excellent teachers who will show us how to make pottery mugs from molds. While we will not be able to leave with our un-fired mugs, we will enjoy the experience of making pieces and can then shop in the local collectives for a piece to take home!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Class is in Spanish with English Translation
Class starts at 10 AM, ending around 3 PM
You will craft a bracelet or a small bowl from copper.
There will be a fire going, so expect some exposure to smoke
We haven't included transportation, as many locals are able to provide their own. We will work to organize car-pooling. If unavailable, we can arrange return taxi transportation (cost not included).
Guests x 1 = $5,000 ea
Guests x 2 = $2800 ea
Guests x 3 = $2,000 ea
Guests x 4 = $1,600 ea
Guests x 5 = $1,400 ea
Guests x 6 = $1,300 ea
Cost-sharing is based on hiring a translator + minimum payment to the artist for your workshop. Please keep in mind - the artists include your materials and are giving up production time. We compensate the artists based on the maximum class size of 6 students, even if there is only 1.
If you speak Spanish well enough to translate art-lingo for your group, please let us know so we can reduce your price.