At the Feria Maestros 2009 in Chapala - Potter Angel Ortiz Gabriel, a tenacious man of few words, has his studio-house-workshop located in Tonalá, Jalisco, Mexico. As is customary, his calling is a family affair. His vocation was learned from, and taught by his grandparents Cruz Gabriel and María Felix Bautista. It isn't just a livelihood, it is a lifestyle that is passed on through generations. He has been working with clay since he was 11 years old.
Angel studied with the famous Jorge Wilmot, an internationally renowned craftsman who has been honored with various accolades. Angel himself has won many prizes over his years in working his craft.