Armando Minjarez is a Mexican interdisciplinary artist, designer and community organizer. His practice is guided by themes of displacement, collaboration and empowerment to open space for the development of social change strategy, creative expression and liberation for racialized communities.
Del Norte Studio is a design studio founded and led by Armando Minjarez in 2015, and currently based in Wichita, Kansas. Ceramic has been their primary material focus, exploring design concepts within the context of public and domestic space.
Our ceramic products are handcrafted with care for everyday use. Using slip-casting and hand-building techniques, our ceramic line features soft colored unglazed exteriors, exposing to the touch a silky and sumptuous surface. We achieve these soft clay colors by mixing mason stains directly into the clay for a unique finish. As with anything handmade, variations in size, shape, color and glaze consistency will occur and are expected. Each piece is truly one of a kind.