Selected Reading

The Art of Talavera, Tierra Collection part 2
Artisan Story

The Art of Talavera, Tierra Collection part 2

by Marianne Freeman

Our Tierra collection is filled with a variety of diverse and wonderful earthenwares (literally glazed and hand-painted terra-cotta). From tiles and coasters to kitchenware and pottery, all finely painted by hand using a variety of splendid artistries
Our Tierra collection is filled with a variety of diverse and wonderful earthenwares (literally glazed and hand-painted terra-cotta). From tiles and coasters to kitchenware and pottery, all finely ...

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The Art of Talavera in our Tierra Collection
Artisan Story

The Art of Talavera in our Tierra Collection

by Marianne Freeman

From the very beginning, approximately 20 years ago when we made our first trip to central Mexico, we were introduced to Talavera pottery.  We didn't have to search because Talavera is so much a pa...

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Day of the Dead Catrina Sculpture
Culture Story

Understanding Dia de Los Muertos and La Catrina. A celebration of Culture and Life not death and skulls. Part 1

by Marianne Freeman

For those of you who are not yet familiar with this art genre, La Catrina is part of, and is representative of one of the most recognized yearly events that is celebrated throughout Mexico, Día de Los Muertos
I still recall my initial response when I saw my first Catrina sculpture that was beautifully hand-sculpted in terracotta clay. When we were invited to participate in a biannual artist's show in Gu...

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The fine art of glassblowing in Mexico
Artisan Story

The fine art of glassblowing in Mexico

by Clayton Freeman

Techniques and details of our glassblowing studio in Central Mexico.
Production within our glass studio is both an intense and well-choreographed process. During our production periods, 10 large kilns are firing literally around the clock at temperatures reaching 12...

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Church of San Miguel de Allende
Culture Story

One crisis reveals another.

by Clayton Freeman

What the US can possibly learn from other countries on how to treat each other?
We stand with and support the people of this nation who deserve and are ready to work together towards change. The path that will bring ourselves, our families, our businesses, and our communities ...

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Street front restaurants of Mexico City
COVID-19 Story

Mexico Combats The Spread.

by Marianne Freeman

The areas where the artisans with whom we work and the people along the US/Mexico border are now just beginning to see a rapid increase in the number of Covid 19 cases. Mexico has essentially been ...

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The Meaning of Zenwaro! Part 1
Origin Story

The Meaning of Zenwaro! Part 1

by Clayton Freeman

A Sanctuary of Zen!  "Zen"a very high form of enlightenment. Usually studied within Buddhist monasteries, this ancient practice emphasizes enlightenment by the most direct possible means, acceptin...

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Origin Story

The Meaning of Zenwaro! Part 2

by Clayton Freeman

New brand new platforms same artisan made goods for an authentic lifestyle. One can never be certain if the paths they choose will lead them towards the great destiny they envisioned before embark...

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Combating COVID-19
COVID-19 Story

Combating COVID-19

by Clayton Freeman

Operating During A Pandemic, Is not Business as Usual... Our hearts go out to all who have been affected directly by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In the face of such great adversity like lo...

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We are serious about recycling
Design Story

We are serious about recycling

by Marianne Freeman

From broken soda, beer, and assorted glass containers items of function and beauty are created.
There are various aspects to Zenwaro that involve recycling, but one area, in particular, is our Movement Collection where every glass item is created from recycled glass. That last bottle of Coke ...

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