Hecho a Mano primarily showcases New Mexican and Mexican artists working in the mediums of printmaking, ceramics, and jewelry.
We hope that the works here find resonance with you.
Open 10am - 5pm, Closed Tuesdays
For millennia, the Americas have been a place of migration and sharing of cultures. From migrant laborers crossing political borders to tribes in in the present-day U.S. Southwest migrating to the Valley of Mexico to found the Aztec empire, human movement has facilitated creative genesis. Hecho a Mano holds space for artists emerging from these living cultures, focused on the intersection of innovation and tradition.
Hecho a Mano is handmade. In an increasingly automated world, we believe it is important to uphold processes that are humanity's collective inheritance. Works made by hand reveal the mark of the maker, and express an incalculable heritage that we, as people, are gifted. When we hold a ceramic pot, we are not just holding a handmade object, but the entire history of craftsmanship that has led to creation of that vessel.
Image: Moira Garcia
Machines have changed our world...Maybe that's why we sigh as we run our fingers along the rumply edges of a hand-thrown pot; we hardly realize how much our souls long to be surrounded by goods that remember the hands and the heart that made them.
-Robyn Griggs Lawrence
Frank is a creative conductor, passionate about facilitating avenues of support for artists and orchestrating events and experiences that cultivate community, beauty, and wonder. He founded Gallery 1724, a community art space in Houston in 2005. Frank holds a degree in Digital Media and has exhibited in several exhibitions in the US, China, and South Korea. He served as Press Coordinator for FotoFest, the largest photography festival in the US and was the Publisher of ArtsHouston Magazine before moving to Santa Fe in 2008. Frank co-founded form & concept gallery in 2016 and opened Hecho a Mano in 2019. Frank loves expanding consciousness, hiking, good coffee, and tacos.