Monthly Archives: March 2015

Caoba Goes to Mexico

A very pink house

A very pink house

The start of a chilly Edinburgh spring was time for one of our regular buying trips to Mexico. March is a great month for visiting Mexico City; the rainy months haven’t yet kicked in and the day times are warm and sunny. We were there to work, but it doesn’t hurt to have a spot of decent weather!

We caught up with old friends, stocked up on our favourite products from several of our family-run suppliers and found some spectacular new ceramics and jewellery from some amazing, talented artisans.

A margarita or two...

A margarita or two…

We also tried a margarita or two. For research purposes only.

Pachycereus Marginatus. Aka Mexican fence Posts

Pachycereus Marginatus. Mexican fence posts are very green

We’ll have to wait a few months before the main stock arrives by sea from Mexico, but the floral jewellery is already in the Edinburgh shop.

Real flower pendants, set in resin with silver

Real flower pendants, set in resin with silver

A Frida pendant, with real flowers

A Frida pendant, with real flowers

Hand decorating a plate

Hand decorating a plate

In the studio

In the studio

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Ceramic Sugar Skulls

Brightly decorated ceramic Sugar Skulls

Terracotta lamps

Terracotta lamps. Pierced to let light shine through

A faithful Pre hispanic reproduction statue

A Pre hispanic style statue

Hand painted tiles

Hand painted tiles