Not sure from a regional standpoint if this belongs in this section?
One day when doing a "loop drive" out of Patzcuaro, we ended up finding San Jose de Gracia almost by accident. We had wandered into Patamban and Ocumicho looking for artisans and then headed for the highway junction at Camecuaro. All of a sudden, there was the town of San Jose de Gracia (no sign).
Since Kathy has an interest in Pina Pottery, we had to stop an look and naturally purchase a couple of pieces. This is the town known for developing the Pina style and some of the workmanship and talent is incredible! We did find that it wasn't an ideal time of the year (the August rainy season) since the humidity affects the clay and firing process.
Small Slide Show of San Jose de Gracia:https://picasaweb.google.com/Chinagringo/SANJOSEDeGRACIAMICHOACANMEXICO#
Extensive Slide Show of Pina Pottery:https://picasaweb.google.com/HaciendaMagnifico/PINAPOTTERYSANJOSEDeGRACIAMICHOACANMEXICO#