The La Jicara studio was opened to the public in the year 2008 by Cristina Riego and Lilliam Gonzalez. The brand new studio features a gas kiln, a electric kiln ,2 pottery wheels, many tables for hand building pottery or sculpture, slab roller, and a vast array of glazes, slips, and tools. Just outside of the studio is a beautiful garden.
These two artists have been working together for several years and always had the dream of having a place that would offer the proper atmosphere to develop creativity and also the opportunity of sharing with others interested in learning and in the enrichment of their spirit.
The name jicara comes from the indian tradition of making offerings to the gods by giving them to drink in gratitude of favors received.
The studio is located in the small town of Ocoyoacac (place where ocotes are born), just 30 minutes from Mexico City.
The area is accessible to hotels, restaurants, museums, art galleries, shopping centers, archaeological sites, etc. This makes it the perfect spot for artists interested in the workshops offered here and also in discovering Mexico and its traditions.