Las Catrinas for El Día de Los Muertos

Michoacan Artist Leonel Nery demonstrates the art of making La Calavera Catrina. “The elegant skull,” known as La Catrina, has become a festive symbol for the Dia de los Muertos, although it has much deeper meanings.

You will also hear from White Bear Lake Area Schools’ Latino Cultural Liaison Briana Santoscoy on the history and cultural importance of El Dia de los Muertos.

If you would like to purchase La Catrina, and support some of our artists and friends in Mexico, please contact José Mario Jimenez at

View more from his gallery in Tuscon, AZ at

To view the catalog of Mata Ortiz pottery mentioned in the video, click here!


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