Fernando Giron Pantoja
It is incredible what talent and patience, in the hands of an artist, can produce. Fernando's carved and painted figure of St. Michael fighting the devil (on the right) is fantastic! Straining muscles, an intense facial expression, delicate fingers, gilded armor, colorful flowing drapery . . . all from a piece of wood, paint, and gold leaf. Amazing!
|Fernando creates his figures with a variety of wood-carving tools.|
|Painting and gold-leafing require specialized techniques.|
For more information, see "Woodcarvers of Guanajuato," in Wood Carving,
September/October 2003:18-20. You may contact Fernando (in Spanish) at:
Narcizo Mendoza 501-A
Ceramist, Angelica Escarcega Rodriguez
Ceramist, José Luis Méndez Ortega
Jeweler, Francisco Garcia Guevara
ARTCERA Wax Figures of Salamanca, Guanajuato
Betancourt Icons of Celaya, Guanajuato
Gobelin Tapestry Weaving in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato
Ikat Foot-loom Woven Shawls of Moroleon and Uriangato, Guanajuato
Papermaker, Margarita Orozco Ramirez, of San Miguel, Guanajuato
Web page, photographs, and text by Carol Ventura in 2001. Please look at Carol's home page to see more about crafts around the world.