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Artisan Glass Blowing
Artisan Story

Artisan Glass Blowing

by Clayton Freeman

Craftsmanship, Community are unified by Mexico's culture of sustainable glass blowing.
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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Searching For A Miracle
Artisan Story

Searching For A Miracle

by Marianne Freeman


There is a true cultural and spiritual meaning to the Milagro.
 Each and every item presented on our website is a find. Sometimes they come from an intentional search, and sometimes we get lucky. Our Milagro Collection began as an accidental discovery while wa...

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Understanding Dia de los Muertos, Part 2. True meaning, a Celebration of Life
Culture Story

Understanding Dia de los Muertos, Part 2. True meaning, a Celebration of Life

by Marianne Freeman

I do know that being a part of Dias de los Muertos in the heart of Mexico has transformed my understanding and perception of the loss of those I have loved.  
Day of the Dead (Spanish:  Dia de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated in Mexico. It is celebrated by people of Mexico living in other places, especially among the areas of the Unite States...

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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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DE~VO~TION  love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause.
Origin Story

DE~VO~TION love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause.

by Marianne Freeman

Our Devotion Collection presents unique, sculptural artifacts that are handcrafted, from the terracotta clay that is dug from the earth to the touches of gold and silver leaf on the finished product.  Each piece created to evoke emotions of love, laughter,and pure joy.  Each piece is unique and it is up to you to decide if you are unable to resist a certain piece for your personal sanctuary or if it is a "must have" gift for a special friend or loved one.
It all began with a few small of red and gold hearts that immediately captured my attention as I walked into a friend's office located in Zapopan, Jalisco Mexico. Each heart was authentically vinta...

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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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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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