Today was our second day at La Finca Coincidencia, and one of my favorite days of the week. Yesterday was a great introduction to Héctor, the farm, his family, and the philosophy they live and work by. That general information prepared us to get more specific and dive into pieces of the farm.
We started the morning in the ceramics studio. First, we interviewed Héctor Manuel, the youngest son, about the pottery. Afterwards, it was time to get to work. I was so happy to be the one from our group who had the opportunity to get on the wheel and make a vase with Hector Manuel (picture of the vase below). I was transported back to the art camp I spent seven summers at. Ceramics was always my favorite class and this made me want to spend more time working with clay.
After eating one of the best lunches ever, we all switched gears. We visited another section of the farm and another one of Héctor’s sons. The middle son, Pedro Hector, taught us about the beehives. Not only did we interview him and observe his handling of the bees, we were all given a chunk of honeycomb and we tasted fresh honey! I’ve never had honey straight form the hive before and I don’t know how I’ll ever go back. Can’t wait for another day at the finca!
-Juliet Goodman, Art Director for Arte de la Finca