"We belong to a Nahua community where there's a lot of poverty, so I've had to go beyond our village seeking to place my crafts so I can provide for the family."
"I was born and raised in a small village in the state of Guerrero, and I learned at a very young age how to paint on ceramic. My father taught me, and I can still remember the very first piece I painted – it was a lizard. Unfortunately we didn't keep it as my parents had to sell it. That was in the 1990s and I've never stopped since.
"Due to our family's financial situation, I was only able to go to primary school. Painting and decorating ceramic not only represents a way to make a living, but to me it's an art form that allows me to express my feelings and capture the beauty of nature.
"I've shared all my life with my wonderful family, but I've taken over the reins since father passed away a few years ago.
"We belong to a Nahua community, where there's a lot of poverty, so I've had to go beyond our village seeking to place my crafts so I can provide for the family. It makes me very happy to be able to show people what I can do!
"Everything you see I painted by hand, and I'd like you to know that everything I make carries a piece of my heart."