Adrian Working in His Family's Studio
Adrian Working in His Family's Studio, Taller Coatlicue
Photo by Wendy Phillips
 

Adrian Martinez Alarzon

Adrian is a sculptor, a ceramicist, and a a traditional artisan of the town of Santa Maria de Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico, a town in which traditional ceramics practices have continued for thousands of years without interruption. He is the son of Ana Maria Alarzon, Master ceramics teacher and founder of  Taller Coatlicue, the family studio also located in Atzompa. Together with his mother, father, and brothers, he works using varied ceramics techniques, keeping alive ancestral techniques that the combine with contemporary practices.

Adrian has worked as a practicing sculptor since the age of eleven, but he also carries a knowledge of ceramics in his genes, from his ancestors through his genes, as he was preceded by seven generations of ancestor ceramicists and more will come in the future.

He has broad knowledge of the arts and ceramics techniques from the chemistry of the materials to the ways the ancient cosmovision or worldview is manifest and remembered through ceramics practices.

Zapotec by birth, Adrian has reached artistic heights exhibiting and presenting his art. He has presented solo exhibitions, participated in group exhibitions, and taught workshops in the highly respected Museums of Mexico City and internationally.

Adrián Martínez Alarzón

Artista escultor, alfarero y artesano de tradición del pueblo de Santa María Atzompa, Oaxaca. Un pueblo ceramista milenario que ha permanecido por miles de años ininterrumpidamente.

Hijo de Ana María Alarzón, maestra alfarera y fundadora del taller Coatlicue en el mismo Atzompa. Junto con ella, su papá y sus hermanos trabajan varias técnicas de cerámica, mantienen vivas las técnicas ancestrales y las combinan con las técnicas actuales.

Adrián trabaja la escultura desde hace 11 años en la práctica, pero lo trae en los genes, siete generaciones lo preceden y otras vienen. Tiene un amplio conocimiento en las artes y técnicas de la cerámica, desde lo químico hasta la cosmovisión de los pueblos antiguos aplicado en el barro.

Zapoteco de nacimiento, Adrián ha alcanzado grandes logros con su arte. Exposiciones colectivos con grandes artistas, exposiciones individuales, talleres impartidos, en los principales museos de México y en otros países.

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