February 28 at 8:00 am - March 7 at 5:00 pm
Peters Valley School of Craft is excited to partner with Distant Horizons in hosting this amazing trip February 28-March 7, 2024.
We are delighted to offer a program to Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca where we will introduce you to the arts and crafts of Mexico. Far away from the oceanfront resorts, Mexican communities across the country have ancestrally worked with clay, stone, wood, natural fibers, textiles, metals, and other materials to create a deeply rich craft culture.
Our program begins in the heart of Mexico City where our accommodations overlook the exclusive Paseo de la Reforma. Our time in the dynamic city of Mexico City will focus on everything from folk art
to Aztec ruins and some of the best museums in the country. Admire creations by the infamous couple of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo and meet with an exclusive selection of artisans. Sample Mexican cuisine, also an art form, and experience everything from simple home cooking to meals created by some of the country’s most well-regarded chefs.
A two-and-a-half-hour drive southeast of Mexico City brings the group to Puebla. Nestled beneath the shadows of the famed Popocatepetl volcano, Puebla is a dazzling center of crafts, dance, music, theater, and museums. Visit artisans’ markets and admire the rich heritage of Talavera pottery.
Continue on to Oaxaca where our carefully designed program focuses on artists working on a smaller scale with clay, alebrijes made of balsawood, and fabrics. Meet weavers, including Maestro Porfirio Gutierrez, potters and carvers during our stay in the heart of the old town.