Total loan: $2,850


Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a purchase of five tons of clay, as well as making improvements to his workshop.

Angel's story

Angel is an artisan from Mexico who specializes in ceramic replicas and figurines. For this loan, he would like to invest in a purchase of 5 tons of clay as well as make improvements to his workshop.

Angel has been selling through NOVICA since 2003. He comes from a family with generations of artisan experience. He learned the family ceramic techniques from his father, Antonio, a renowned artisan. Angel began a long study of Mexico's pre-Hispanic cultures and learned the Nahuatl language spoken in ancient Mesoamerica. He uses clay from northern Oaxaca state, the only clay of this kind in Mexico and perhaps in the world. The unique characteristics of this yellow clay make it ideal for his work.

"It is wonderful that there are people of great heart who care about helping others," Angel says. "Thank you!"

Use the link below to view Angel's ceramic replicas and figurines on the NOVICA site: