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Traditions Mexico Presents
A DVD by Twisp River Films and Traditions Mexico

San Marcos, Revolution in Clay
Stories of Clay, Culture, and Change with Eric Mindling

 

ilmed on location in the Zapotec village of San Marcos Tlapazola in Oaxaca, Mexico, San Marcos, Revolution in Clay follows two traditional potters, Alberta Mateo S. and Macrina Mateo M., through their ancestral pottery making process from digging clay to a highly unusual forming method, through slipping and burnishing to a final tumble-stack surface firing. These potters are the inheritors of a trade that has been passed down from mother to daughter in their village for four thousand years. But in the last forty years products made from plastic and tin threaten to make this rural pottery obsolete. Faced with losing their livelihood, these two potters have begun to look for solutions. As we see them create their fine pottery we also learn what they are doing to face the challenges of a fast changing future.

 

$20 plus $7.50 shipping. Please print out and mail us this order form with your check. Enjoy!

The DVD is about an half an hour long, and considerably spiffed up with professional grade video, sound, and narration compared to theseYouTube clips.

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DVD cost $20. Shipping and Handling $7.50. Please print out and mail us this order form with your check. Enjoy!

Eric Mindling, Head Honcho of Traditions Mexico, has lived and traveled in Mexico for over 15 years and specializes in handcrafted tours into the heart of the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas and Michoacan.

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