Castillo

Alfonso Castillo Orta was a Mexican potter from the ceramics town of Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla. His work has made the ceramics of his hometown internationally renowned. Alfonso taught his wife and five children who continue his legacy of fine craftsmanship. The Castillo family is famous for their trees of life sculptures. They have received various awards for their work, and are considered part of the grand masters of Mexican folk art.

The Castillo family became particularly noted for their diverse themes. Their Art has many examples of Mexican culture such as the food like mole, or more religious themes and festivals such as Day of the Dead. Their studio became popular for their use of polychromatic pottery.