Guillermina Aguilar

Handicrafts in Ocotlán de Morelos

Ocotlán's most renowned artisans are the four Aguilar sisters and their families, who create whimsical, colorful pottery figures of women with all sorts of unusual motifs. Their houses are together on the west side of the main road entering Ocotlán from the north, almost opposite the Hotel Real de Ocotlán.

Most renowned is Guillermina Aguilar, the eldest of the sisters, who turns out, among other things, miniature 3D re-creations of Frida Kahlo works. The artisan pottery work was initially inspired by Guillermina's mother and the skill has since been carried through the generations to her grandchildren.