Luis Blanco

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
BlancoLuis
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Potter, sculptor
Heritage
Zapotec
Medium
Clay
Biography
Teodora's [Blanco] oldest son Luis continues his mother's tradition, having been taught by her, making figures since he was six years old. Today, he works with his wife María Rojas de García, who was also taught by Teodora. He remains faithful to much of what his mother taught him, especially in pastillaje work, but he does have his own style, especially in the creation of human faces. He makes both animal and human figures as well as fantasy figures which combine elements from humans and animals, such as mermaids and persons with animal heads. One other speciality is nativity scenes. Luis also still lives in the family compound where his mother lived and worked but in a house he built for his family. Luis has exhibited his work in Mexico, the United States (San Antonio, Santa Fe and Tucson) and Europe. Luis and María's children have also worked with their parents and Luis is concerned about preserving the tradition. [Retrieved on 1/17/2018 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanco_family_(Oaxacan_potters)]
Geographic names
Oaxaca; Mé
Related people/organizations
Teodora Blanco (is child of)
Teodora Blanco (taught by)