Since 2009, the Oaxaca-based organization Innovando la
Tradición has been invested in rethinking the imperatives of
clay-based crafts, while promoting sustainable practices.
Besides running educational activities across potters’
communities in the region, the group’s commercial branch,
Colectivo 1050°, identifies opportunities for the distribution of
handmade objects to contemporary and high-end markets.
AN Interior contributor Benoît Loiseau speaks with cofounder
Diego Mier y Terán about the organization’s challenges and
hopes.