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Jorge Wilmot National Museum of Ceramics

Tonalá

Ceramic is one of the favorite materials in the region, so in the downtown area, in Calle Constitución No. 104, avant-garde ceramists Jorge Wilmot and Ken Edwards built a site in the early 70's that would serve to place the first high-temperature ceramic oven in all of Tonalá.

With the inauguration of this site, they sought to rescue the tradition by exposing the different techniques that were about to disappear, as well as getting to know the materials and processes of an art that was fundamental to Mexico's identity.

Starting in 1965, the artisan work based on this material began to be exhibited and, with the passing of time, the local government acquired the property to transform the workshop into a museum.

Throughout its permanent rooms, there are approximately 1,300 pieces of ceramic pottery exhibited showing the evolution of the technique and handling of this material since the prehispanic era of local artisans and those from Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Guanajuato, Chihuahua and Yucatán.

It also has an exhibition dedicated to la Colección del Premio Nacional de la Cerámica Tonallan (Collection of the National Prize of Ceramics Tonallan).
Ceramic is one of the favorite materials in the region, so in the downtown area, in Calle Constitución No. 104, avant-garde ceramists Jorge Wilmot and Ken Edwards built a site in the early 70's that would serve to place the first high-temperature ceramic oven in all of Tonalá.

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With the inauguration of this site, they sought to rescue the tradition by exposing the different techniques that were about to disappear, as well as getting to know the materials and processes of an art that was fundamental to Mexico's identity.

Starting in 1965, the artisan work based on this material began to be exhibited and, with the passing of time, the local government acquired the property to transform the workshop into a museum.

Throughout its permanent rooms, there are approximately 1,300 pieces of ceramic pottery exhibited showing the evolution of the technique and handling of this material since the prehispanic era of local artisans and those from Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Guanajuato, Chihuahua and Yucatán.

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