Inspired by the rich culture, traditions, hand work, food and people of México, my husband Héctor Guerrero and I created Chuparrosa. After living in Mexico (he is from Mexico City) for 6 years and returning to the States, we wanted to share all of our experiences, projects with artisans, and food creations with people here in Portland.
"Based in Portland, Oregon, inspired by the beauty and rich culture of México, Chuparrosa brings it all to you with cooking classes, private suppers presenting the best authentic Méxican food in Portland, artisanal mezcal tastings, and organized inspired adventures to México. We also host playful kids parties and fun Spanish classes for kids through play and cooking."
While living in Oaxaca, we met this amazing family who are fromgenerations of traditional potters from Atzompa, a region well knows for rich soil and clay.
We befriended them and collaborated on this black earthenware collection. The black earthy color is from smoking the pottery once it has been low fired.
Beautiful family and experience.
While living in Oaxaca, we befriended master paper maker Alberto Valenzuela at his incredible studio, Papel Oaxaca, in San Agustin. An ongoing intention of Alberto is to inspire people and give them the tools to create paper and art using tools and materials around them. Alberto primarily uses natural fibers abundant in Oaxaca; Ixtle (fiber of the Maguey plant), Platano (fiber of the Banana Tree ), and Cotton.Gorgeous hand made paper studio in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca.
See more about our tour and workshop with Beto: