Traditional Pottery and Woodcraft Workshop by The Chair that Rocks

Published on September 30, 2013


We invite you to participate in the first workshop organised by The Chair that Rocks, where through contemporary design, we will rescue techniques and re-interpret ancient objects from Tlacotalpan. In 7 days you can design and create two products. The firstone, by using traditional pottery techniques, now lost since 15 years, and the second one, a traditional dismountable chair using red cedar. At the end of the workshop you will receive a certificate of attendance with curricular value.

December 8th through 15th, Tlacotalpan Veracruz. More info and application for Registration


The Pottery Exercise will be held at the Craft Pottery Museum (MOAT).

This museum is a space dedicated to research, teaching and dissemination of Tlacotalpan’s Tinajeril Pottery, a technique now extinct since 15 years.

The museum exhibits a selection of pieces from the three major collections of great jars  and a historical overview of the origin and development of what was once a successful ceramic industry spread throughout the area.

The MOAT not just a museum, is a constant ceramic workshop production, which also aims to train new generations of potters, offering young people within the community to educate themselves on something that is not only an art but a way of life.

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The Carpentry Exercise will be held at Carpintería Casa Prieto.

Carpintería Casa Prieto, is a three generations old carpentry shop located in Tlacotalpan.

Owned by 70 year’s old Oscar Prieto,  Master Cabinetmaker , is the last of his family to manage the workshop.

In this exercise we will re-interpret and build a dismountable chair, inspired by an ancient design, from an original object rescued by Oscar himself.

We will be using traditional joinery techniques and traditional materials like red cedar and wicker.

More info and application for Registration


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