Mexican Tin Artisan

Mexican Tin Artisan

An Expression of Folk Art

Meet Arturo Vizcarra

Four generations of skills passed down from father to son have provided Arturo Vizcarra with the talent to transform sheets of tin into traditional Mexican boxes, mirrors, and decorations. Being the eldest child in a large family, Arturo was hard at work stamping and folding tin rather than studying in school. His father was a hard taskmaster, insisting on precision and beauty. Many of his early attempts were thrown in the trash!

Today his work today is impeccable, and he teaches his team of artisans how to do their best work. Arturo loves his craft and the tools of his trade. He designs new patterns, and enjoys making both small and large pieces.

Sharing a craft
Arturo sells his pieces domestically and internationally, with special designs for Verve Culture. He also teaches his children. One of his sons may become the 5th generation to carry on the tin crafting skills the Vizcarro family has practiced for over a century.

Shop our Mexican Sweet Tooth, which is packaged in a beautiful, reusable tin box.

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