Demetrio was born in the village of Ocotlán, Oaxaca. He grew up in a family of clay artists. By drawing on the traditions of his grandmother and his mother, Demetrio creates truly magical pieces. He learned to gather and prepare the raw materials in the same fashion as his ancestors. He uses these techniques to model engaging folkart figures for which his family has earned worldwide acclaim.
Always combining his mother’s folk art tradition with his own unique style. Demetrio creates truly fantastic pieces out of ceramic, for example clay dolls and plaques. In addition, his artwork contains personal interpretations of themes such as religion, culture and family.
This piece measures 4′ tall, 8” wide and 3” long.