Business Spotlight: Las Manos del Artesano showcases Mexican art

Las Manos Del Artesano translated means “the hands of the artisans.”

And the merchandise carried by this international gallery at 7940 Herschel Ave. in La Jolla is exactly that.

“We carry museum-quality arts and crafts, all kinds of art from Mexico and Latin America that is mostly very traditional and all handcrafted,” said owner Juan Carlos Brito, walking though his specialty gallery. It’s brimming with art of every description including pottery and folk art, accessories and gifts, jewelry and silver work, fiber art and garments, religious art, wall art, lighting and accent furniture and selected pieces from artists featured in the publication Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art.

Juan Carlos Briso, owner of Las Manos Del Artesano, shows some of the pieces for sale in his gallery. Photo: Dave Schwab

The mission of Juan Carlos Brito and Cecilia Artigas-Brito is also their passion: to bring the most beautiful handcrafted art from their native country, Mexico, to La Jolla.

Brito said La Jolla was an obvious choice for him to market and showcase his artwork. “La Jolla is the top of the line in art,” he said. “Everybody comes here looking for pieces.”

Every handmade piece in the Brito’s collection is identified by artisan and origin giving the creators deserved recognition.

“We work with artisans with five generations of family tradition,” noted Brito.

You’ll also find a broad price range in Brito’s gallery, which carries items appealing to men and women alike.

On its website, Las Manos notes it works directly with artisans, eschewing the middleman so the artist receives a fair price while the customer gets a good value.

The Britos also consider part of their mission as giving something back to Mexico. Each year a portin of their proceeds goes to fund Teleton, a private organization “that promotes an integration within the culture for people with disabilities,” according to the website.

For more information go to store.las-manos.com or call (858) 454-3443.

Related posts:

  1. Spotlight on Local Business: Girard Collection offers breathtaking boutique line
  2. FTS Auto Repair wants your business
  3. European aesthetician offers skin care breakthrough
  4. La Jolla Home Theater & Automation specializes in custom setups
  5. Adelaide’s Florist gets in the Halloween mood

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=31157

Posted by Staff on Dec 20, 2010. Filed under Business Spotlight, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case April 17, 2014
    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]
  • Del Mar Powerhouse 10U Champions April 17, 2014
    The Del Mar Powerhouse 10U team played two pool play games and two elimination games to go undefeated in the Triple Crown Sports San Diego Open and win the Division 1 Championship. The boys showed great determination and fight to come away victorious in elimination play and battle for the win with a one-run margin of victory for both semi-final and champions […]
  • Canyon Crest girls crack top three at Arcadia, set new school record April 17, 2014
    Several young women runners from Carmel Valley high schools raced well in the Arcadia Invitational on April 11-12 in Los Angeles. Arcadia is considered to be one of the most competitive high school track and field meets in the country, drawing both national and international athletes to compete. […]