816 S. Colorado St.
San Antonio, TX 78207
Started in 1995 and operating out of a house in San Antonio’s Westside, the MujerArtes Women’s Clay Cooperative has been among Esperanza’s groundbreaking programs for 22 years. At the MujerArtes studio also known as the MujerArtes Casita the women with the guidance of experienced ceramicists and other teachers such as poets and visual artists, shape the clay into historic snapshots of their lives as workers, heads of households and marginalized women in a country where they have always had to struggle. Through cooperative efforts, the women create an environment where each woman is a teacher and student by way of their creativity and cultural experiences.
In 2016, Esperanza broke ground on the new MujerArtes Studio located at the Rinconcito. The new MujerArtes building is being constructed from Compressed Earth Blocks (CEB), a kind of pressurized adobe, and will be the first commercial building permitted for adobe construction in San Antonio in over 100 years.
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