My friend Peggy Stein and her family import all sorts of off-beat treasures from Mexico into the US but I think her most important work is with lead-free pottery, making things better for both the consumer and worker. She's also curated a show of crafts that is worth your attention, especially if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area. The details follow.
(This is a photo of my friend Chabela and it has nothing to do with the event but it's a nice shot and she's one of those strong Mexican women who hold things together and i felt she needed a little time in the spotlight.)
"EN LAS MANOS DE LAS MUJERES"-- presented by Mexico By Hand.
Join us for a very special Mexican Folk Art and Fine Crafts exhibit and video presentation of award-winning Purepecha craftswomen of Michoacán, whose talent and creativity is changing the role of women in their families and communities. The artisans’ stories are compelling, as they reveal their personal struggles living in traditional villages where historically women are valued less than men. Come meet artists, Martina Navarro and Herlinda Morales and see their amazing work!
All of the crafts by these amazing artists is for sale: Candelabras, lacquerware plates, decorated clay pots, painted clay figures, woven rebozos, embroidered blouses and pillows and more!
Traditional Mexican food and beverages will be available for purchase. Do your holiday shopping and support women artisans at the same time!
Two days, two locations:
Saturday, Dec. 3rd- 10am to 4pm in Berkeley
Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita)
Sunday, Dec.4th- Noon to 4pm in Sonoma
Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa St.
Please join us, spread the word and share with friends & family!
Also visit Mexico By Hand, Peggy's site.