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Carmen Campos


PO Box 142
13 State Road 110
El Rito, NM 87530


Tour Stop #13

Traditional tin work hand worked to create lively, beautiful pieces of art.


This year I was accepted by Spanish Colonial Arts Society into the 65th Annual Spanish Market. It is quite an honor to be accepted. The Spanish Market is held on the Historic Santa Fe Plaza the last weekend of July. It is a market for over 300 local artist that is in keeping with the intent of the society to support traditional art forms. Please come and visit us at booth #70!!

Artist Statement

It was the desire and urge of prior generations in these small communities of New Mexico to create works of art regardless of many hardships and limited means and accesses to a large extend of precious metals or materials.

My intent is to create something beautiful from a simple thin, flat piece of metal. I want to continue the legacy of my ancestors, which is that we are survivors and we can create art from simple forms or media.  I use a very traditional technique and try to create new and old patterns of the art. Some of my pieces are very traditional and some are contemporary.

I have been creating pieces since 2000 using a basic punching tool, tin snips and mallet.  All of my work is hand-cut.  When given the opportunity I have tried to give life to this art form by teaching in different school art programs.  My hope is that my work has given someone a small sense of pleasure, as it gives me.




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