• Our Journey

The Lake Pázucaro area, located in the state of Michoacán, is renowned for its beauty and for hosting a rich heritage of craftsmanship. The artisans of Michoacán are well known for their coppersmithing as well as for their ceramics, textiles, and instrument-making. In Pátzcuaro, personal connections are highly valued and necessary for conducting business on any scale. Virginie works closely with each artist, transcending the normal vendor and client interaction to form true artist partnerships.

Discovering Pátzcuaro, Michoacán

Personal Connections

In the VBM studio, we know that connection is everything. Seemingly insignificant encounters prove to be synchronistic, leading to deeper communication and more exciting opportunities later on. The people of Michoacán believe the same thing. It is not possible to simply make an order and expect it to be delivered. Relationships between family members, between friends, and between artesanos and customers are cherished and carefully nurtured.

Virginie has personally met each artist working for the VBM Studio. Each has been recognised by their peers for outstanding, exquisite workmanship, and working with Virginie allows them to continue practising their ancient trades while being paid fairly for their work. As an artisan herself, Virginie feels humbled and privileged to be working with these amazingly talented artesanos.

Sustainable Materials and Ancient Techniques