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Copper Canyon Train…One of the World’s Best

CHEPE It is an acronym for the train and has come to be the common nickname for the Copper Canyon train. As it stretches its dual iron strings through the Sierra Madre it is considered to be in the top seven railways on the planet. Many who take into account the rich cultural pathway it […]

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Copper Canyon Tour- This October!

Copper Canyon Trip- Here is one of our Fall trips to Copper. We go twice a month and can plan a trip for you at any time! October 6-15, 2012 This is a planned itinerary and may vary slightly. Included meals are noted. Oct 6- Arrive in El Paso. The airport is a good place […]

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Two young potters in Mata Ortiz

We always include a stop at Casas Grandes, Paquime and Mata Ortiz on our train trips in Copper Canyon. I love these simple pots that these two young women in Mata Ortiz are producing. I mistakenly got away without writing down their names. Their Dad is Efrain Lucero and they live at the south end […]

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Top Ten Reasons to Travel the Copper Canyon Train

This great place awaits curious travelers now …and what a joy it is to be able to introduce our guests to its wonders: 1. Copper Canyon is so huge. 2. The RarĂ¡muri or Tarahumara– the indigenous people. 3. The train through Copper Canyon– CHEPE. 4. The little towns – the heart of rural Chihuahua. 5. […]

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One of the best hotels in Copper Canyon

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Casa de Nopal in Casas Grandes

Spencer and Emi MacCallum live in Casas Grandes and have been instrumental in the promotion of Mata Ortiz pottery as well as providing vision and direction for the preservation and restoration of numerous old building in town. Our Copper Canyon Tours regularly stop here in this tiny and historic village. Near the plaza in Casas […]

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Mata Ortiz Potters…Yolanda Ledezma

“Yoly” approached us quietly when I thought I was through buying for the day. Then the little pot in her hand caught my eye. I had to have it. It had the finest of deep orange coloration and all over were tiny ants…truly one of a kind and a real treasure!

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Mata Ortiz Potters…Porfiria Gonzales

Once again in Mata Ortiz we were greeted by potters on the street and this woman seemed to have some very nice little pieces. I especially like the craft and color of her miniatures:

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Mata Ortiz Potters…Manuel Rodriguez

This guy is one of the more skilled and famous potters in Mata Ortiz and his story is fascinating. He grew up with one of Juan Quezadas’ sons and watched the development of the pottery movement as a child. He is featured in the film, “The Mata Ortiz Phenomenon” from The American Museum of Ceramic […]

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Mata Ortiz Potters…Nelid Reiz

Often people approach you on the street with tiny pots displayed for sale in egg flats. Since I grew up on a small egg farm and spent hours processing eggs by hand into such flats, it always seems a bit funny to see these little clay miracles in a common egg flat. Anyway, Nelid  Reiz […]

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