José García Antonio uses clay from the soil of his village to create life-sized sculptures of Zapotec women and mermaids. Known for his large creations, he has won many awards and has been featured in books about master folk artists of Mexico. After problems with his sight for 50 years, he is now nearly blind but continues to work daily. His wife assists in the finishing details of the sculptures.
He has passed his art onto his children who work in the family compound alongside him. Students from local schools often come to the workshop for demonstrations and hands-on sessions. (From International Folk Art Alliance)