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About Carlomagno Pedro Martinez:

Visiting artist Carlomagno Pedro Martinez is a renowned exponent of the art of "barro negro" (black clay), sculptures made of earthenware clay, burnished by hand and then fired in smoke-filled pits or kilns to leave a deep black surface. Director of the Museo Estatal de Arte Popular de Oaxaca (Museum of Popular Art of Oaxaca), just outside of Oaxaca City, Carlomagno has been recognized as a master sculptor and print-maker since his early childhood.

Hands-on Clay with Carlomagno Pedro Martinez


Sit down and try your hand at working with clay while chatting with visiting artist Carlomagno, a renowned artist from Oaxaca.

Eager to learn more about working with clay? Sign up for a two-day (October 31 & November 1), pre-festival Day of the Dead Workshop faciliated by Carlomagno Pedro Martinez as part of our Courses & Workshops programming. All participants will be provided with FREE admission to the AGO's exciting Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting exhibition. 

Programmed in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto and generously supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.

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