Don Lazaro has passed away and his clay work is sadly no longer available.
January 7, 2003
At 79 years old, the work is slow and only by order but so worth the wait. Lazaro's enthusiasm for his life's work has not diminished one bit, and there is always a sparkle in his eye as he proudly shows us the completed wares. Only after we have admire his craftsmanship, discuss his health, the weather, and the fineness of each piece will the packing begin.
When in Metepec on Market Day, Mondays, it is a wonderful tradition to enjoy the famous chorizo of the region with a jarra of pulque. While enjoying such a treat, announcements of "que vida bonita" can be heard throughout the mercado. Life is certainly lived with gusto in Metepec, and Lazaro Martinez is one of the best examples of this.
By Debra Hall