Handcarved, wooden masks and demon wood sculptures in miniature Masks and Demons  by Orlando Orta
Alfonso Castillo Orta was born into a family where for generations his family before him worked with clay. His grandfather, an expert potter, inspired in Alfonso Castillo at an early age the desire to follow in the family tradition. In 1995, the work of Alfonso Castillo was published in “The Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art”. His career as a famed Mexican ceramicist spanned almost a half century before his passing in 2009, evolving from the traditional Adam and Eve Trees of Life to the more whimsical, colorful Mexicanique folk art forms we see in the works of Alfonso Castillo today.
Through the years the children of Alfonso Castillo their children, and children of their children joined the long family line of potters now following Alfonso Castillo to the sixth generation. There are more than 40 family members working together in the family workshop located in their home in Izúcar de Matamoros creating together some of the most original and highly sought after Mexican folk art -- the Alfonso Castillo family story book Arboles de la Vida (Trees of Life), skulls of fire and butterflies, pots, catrinas and catrines, and a legion of highly refined, multi-chromatic characters unlike any other in the Mexico folkart scene-- angels, demons, warriors, skeletons, musicians, and more. Showcased here are just a few of the design themes for which the Alfonso Castillo family are famous.  
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Alphonso Castillo Tree of Life ALFARERIA Y COCINA POBLANA
#12-01
"ALFARERIA Y COCINA POBLANA"
$2537.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo Tree of Life MUJERES TRABAJANDO
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"MUJERES TRABAJANDO"
$4137.00 USD

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Alphonso Castillo Tree of Life CANDELERA CON OFRENDA
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"CANDELERA CON OFRENDA"
$1825.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo Tree of Life CANDELERO COCINA PATY
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"CANDELERO COCINA PATY"

$1275.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo PLACA DE MUERTES
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"PLACA DE MUERTES"

$300.00 USD
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#12-06
"FRIDA"

$895.00 USD
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Alphonoso Castillo NACIMIENTO CON ARCO PLANO
#12-07
"NACIMIENTO CON ARCO PLANO"
$695.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo PLACA DE COCINA
#12-08
"PLACA DE COCINA"
$1115.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo CRANEO DE MARIPOSA GRANDE
#12-09
"CRANEO DE MARIPOSA GRANDE"

$1485.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo CRANEO DE MARISCOS
#12-10
"CRANEO DE MARISCOS"

$595.00 USD

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Alphonso Castillo CRANEO DE FRIDA
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"CRANEO DE FRIDA "

$1685.00 USD

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Alphonso Castillo CRANEO DE MARIPOSA
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"CRANEO DE MARIPOSA

$595.00 USD

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Alphonso Castillo DANZANTE JAGUAR
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"DANZANTE JAGUAR"

$550.00 USD

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Alphonso Castillo MASCARA DEL JAGUAR
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"MASCARA DEL JAGUAR "

$435.00 USD

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Alphonso Castillo DANZANTE AZTECA
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"DANZANTE AZTECA"

$550.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo MASCARA DEL DIABLO
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"MASCARA DEL DIABLO"

$435.50 USD

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Alphonso Castillo VARA DE RELIEVE
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"VARA DE RELIEVE"
$385.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo VARA DE RELIEVE
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"VARA DE RELIEVE"
$385.00 USD

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Alphonso Castillo OLLA MINI
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"OLLA MINI"

$275.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo OLLA INSECTOS
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"OLLA DE INSECTOS "
$1295.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo VARA DE RELIEVE
#12-21
"VARA DE RELIEVE"

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Alphonso Castillo CRANEO DE FUEGO
#12-22
"CRANEO DEL FUEGO "

$450.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo CANDELERA COCINA FRIDA
#12-24
"CANDELERO COCINA FRIDA "

$1450.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo CANDELERA NACIMIENTO
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"CANDELERO NACIMIENTO "

$510.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo VIGIN GUADALUPE
#12-25
"CANDELERA VIRGIN DE GUADALUPE "

$510.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo PLACA DE NACIMIENTO
#12-26
"PLACA DE NACIMIENTO"

$395.00 USD
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Alphonso Castillo CANDELERA TORTUGA DEL MAR
#12-27
"CANDELERA TORTUGA DEL MAR "

$325
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