Choose amount Payment Information Payment Choose amount
A donor account is created automatically for recurring donations. Account setup info will be emailed to you.
You can log in to edit your recurring donation any time

Choose a payment option:


Please fix the errors above.
By using Apple Pay, you will provide your name, e-mail and address.
By using Google Pay, you will provide your name, e-mail and address.

Revitalize the Clay Program at Fundación Casa Wabi.

The Foundation for Mexican Art and Culture issues this plea for your financial support towards the revitalization of the Clay Program at Fundación Casa Wabi.

Empower Young Creative Minds.

Join us in supporting the transformative educational program at Fundación Casa Wabi, dedicated to the promotion, dissemination, and preservation of the timeless art of clay.

At Fundación Casa Wabi, we believe in the power of art to forge social development, and our mission is to create a harmonious exchange between contemporary art and local communities. Located in the breathtaking settings of Puerto Escondido, Mexico City, and Tokyo, our non-profit organization draws inspiration from the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi. This philosophy embraces the beauty found in simplicity, imperfection, and the unconventional.

Now, we need your help to take our Clay Program to new heights.

Why Clay?

Clay is not just a medium for artistic expression; it is a primary form of communication and connection. It engages the sense of touch, which is fundamental to human understanding and self-discovery. Just as a baby learns to communicate through touch, clay provides a safe and transformative outlet for children facing life's challenges.

Through our Clay Program, each year we work with more than 1200 participants, we have touched the lives of over 10,000 students, indirectly benefiting an astounding 50,400 individuals over the last 8 years. However, with our growth over the years, we recognize the need to expand and enhance this program, enabling us to reach even more young minds.

Unlocking Creativity, Building Confidence

Working with clay has a profound impact on children, particularly those who doubt their creative abilities. The simplicity of clay allows them to explore without fear of failure. It serves as a conduit for emotional release, helping them break free from destructive patterns and find solace in self-expression. As they mold and shape the clay, their self-esteem soars, especially when they create functional pieces that contribute to their daily lives.

Introducing the Utilitarian Workshop: Clay Speakers

To further enrich our Clay Program, we are excited to introduce the Utilitarian Workshop: Clay Speakers, tailored for the vibrant youth in our surrounding communities. In this workshop, participants will construct their very own clay amplifiers for cell phones, adorned with stunning glazed finishes.

Guided by our expert instructors, young minds will delve into the fascinating world of local clays, learning techniques like manual construction using plates and modeling with rope or string. Each participant's creation will undergo the transformative journey of firing, as they experience the entire artisan kiln process, from low temperature burning to high temperature firing.

The workshop agenda includes four engaging sessions:

Session 1: Introduction to clay and creation of the speaker using manual construction techniques.

Session 2: Low temperature burning in a wood-fired oven, witnessing the magical transformation of their pieces.

Session 3: Formulation and application of vibrant glazes, adding a personal touch to their creations.

Session 4: Final high temperature kiln firing, understanding the intricacies of this essential step.

Upon completion, each participant will proudly take home their unique clay speaker, a symbol of their creative journey and newfound skills.

Your Support Matters

 Your generous contribution will ensure that young minds have the necessary resources to explore their creativity and unlock their full potential throughout a full year.

By supporting this program, you are investing in the future of these children and empowering them with a lifelong passion for art and self-expression. Together, we can create a positive impact that ripples through their lives and communities.

Join us on this incredible journey of transformation. Every donation brings us closer to our goal of empowering young minds through the art of clay. Let's shape a brighter future together!

With respectful appreciation,

Casa Wabi

Foundation for Mexican Art and Culture.