Please join guest speaker Carlomagno and the rest of his fellow artisans who have traveled from Mexico to participate in Crafted Vancouver.
In addition to discussing the role of tradition in their individual disciplines, Carlomagno will be speaking about his role as director of the Museo Estatal de Arte Popular de Oaxaca in San Bartolo Coyotepec, a museum dedicated to the handcrafts of the state of Oaxaca.
Carlomagno Pedro Martínez
is a Mexican ceramic artist from San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, a Zapotec town famous for producing barro negro,polished black pottery. Carlomagno comes from a long line of ceramic artists and as a young child, began molding clay figures, and received formal artistic training at the Rufino Tamayo Workshop at the age of 18. Carlomagno insists on crafting work completely by hand so each piece is unique. After modeling, the piece is left to dry, then fired in a sealed underground oven, which limits the oxygen and allows the black color to develop.