Las Mariposas Ceramic Workshop
Las Mariposas ceramic workshop was officially founded in 2000 to give women in the community of Soledad de Guadalupe the chance to create a sustainable income using their traditional clay-molding skills.
Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG) responded to Doña Dorotea’s (one of the group’s founding members) call for help. To translate their skills into a successful business, the women needed a proper space to work, better-quality clay, and an oven. With the support of GESG, the group was able to build a new workshop, with an oven capable of generating high temperatures needed to properly fire the clay.
Today, the women have found a niche for their creative work in the Sierra Gorda tourism market. “I love coming here,” says Doña Dorotea. “It feels more like home to me than my own home.”
Book a workshop
Groups of 10 to 15 people can decorate and fire a ceramic piece. The duration of the workshop is approximately 30 minutes. The piece will be sent by mail to the groups coming from the region or from the City of Querétaro.
Groups of 2 to 25 people can decorate a piece with acrylic paint and sealant. The duration of the workshop is approximately 30 minutes.