Sanctuary Series: Mexika and Aztec Traditions in Clay
Artist Brujo De La Mancha will discuss the histories of functional and symbolic sculpture, and explore a variety of aesthetic guiding principles of the Mexika and Aztec ceramic traditions. Looking at examples of jarritos, masks, handmade pots, and small functional sculptures, participants will also have a chance to make their own small pieces in clay.
Born in Mexico City, Francisco Javier Hernandez Carbajal (aka Brujo de la Mancha) is a self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist whose mission is to use the arts to emphasize a connection between nature and modern society. His ancestry allowed him to travel and see the surviving Mayan, Olmec and Catholic cultures, as well as traditional farming and popular crafts that represent the lives of the indigenous Mexican people.
The Sanctuary Series was developed in support of Fleisher’s mission to make art accessible to everyone. The series provides low-commitment learning experience for our creative community to explore its interest in the arts. Supporting and supplementing Fleisher’s regular class and workshop offerings, Sanctuary Series events range from artist talks, film screenings, musical and dance performances, as well as hands on workshops. The Sanctuary Series is free and open to the public.