Adelina Pedro Martinez and Federico Negrete Lopez: Barro Negro
In addition to bringing Mexican culture to New England through our food and drink, we also take great pride in hosting talented artists from Mexico and educating our guests on their incredible work. This spring we welcome Oaxacan ceramic artist Adelina Pedro Martinez and her husband Federico Negrete Lopez to our community.
Descendants of the Zapotec civilization, Adelina and Federico practice the ancient craft of barro negro, which translates to “black clay.” Barro negro is a style of pottery that originated centuries ago in the small village of San Bartolo Coyotepec in Oaxaca, Mexico. The beautifully unique clay pieces are formed, then left to dry in the sun before they are decorated with intricate details and burnished with a smooth quartz stone. The finished pieces are fired in a kiln, where they get their distinct black, metallic color. Adelina and Federico share their craft with their three daughters, who have become ceramicists themselves. You can learn more about barro negro and meet the artists at the following Margaritas locations.
Tour Dates and Locations:
April 9, 2017 – Northborough, MA
April 13, 2017 – Weymouth, MA
April 19, 2017 – Waltham, MA
April 23, 2017 – Nashua, NH
April 26, 2017 – Framingham, MA
April 30, 2017 – Mystic, CT
May 3, 2017 – East Hartford, CT
May 7, 2017 – Manchester, NH
May 10, 2017 – Revere, MA
May 11, 2017 – Auburn, MA
Margaritas Visiting Artist demonstrations are free to the public and take place between 4:00 PM and 9:00 PM. All are welcome to join!