Malachi Mirabal – First Year Apprentice

Malachi Mirabal – First Year Apprentice

Alma is Mongolian for “wild man” and Spanish for “soul.”   The meaning of it is strong and the family I’ve met through it is even stronger.   Many say it’s just art, but to me it’s a mark on this life that we make it out to be, straight from a wild man's brain. ...

Jaqueline De La Cruz – Lead Apprentice

Jaqueline De La Cruz – Lead Apprentice

My name is Jaqueline De La Cruz. I am 20 years old and have been with ALMA for 3 years. Prior to this job my experience with clay was in high school. I took ceramics for 3 years and really enjoyed working with my hands. During my second year with ALMA I became a lead...

Tori Lucero Lead Apprentice

Tori Lucero Lead Apprentice

Throughout my life, I've always been passionate about art. Starting from a young age I began painting and drawing.  As I got older I continued working on my passion and took classes starting in high school and continued through college. It was after I graduated high...

Shundiin Nakai 4th Year Apprentice

Shundiin Nakai 4th Year Apprentice

Art has been a consistent passion in my life for as long as I can remember. My first encounter with creating art was drawing Disney characters pictured on the back of the VHS covers for the films. From that point on, creating art in whatever form has always been on my...

Tomas Lopez Second Year Apprentice

Tomas Lopez Second Year Apprentice

My name is Tomas Lopez this is now my second summer as an apprentice for ALMA.  Since I began working for ALMA I have gained insight into how a working artist can make a career in the arts.  Working with the ALMA summer program has helped me to build social skills and...

Atom Vigil- 2nd Year Apprentice

Atom Vigil- 2nd Year Apprentice

I first started doing ceramics back in first grade. I didn't think much of it then, it didn't quite spark the same fascination and interest as it does now.  I fell in love with clay my sophomore year of high school, the feeling of the clay in my hands made me think of...

Jilleen Salazar – 1.5 Year Apprentice

Jilleen Salazar – 1.5 Year Apprentice

This new year at ALMA is fascinating, and for this past month I got the opportunity not only to learn and discover new skills from myself, but I got to learn the skills that my partners have, and slowly I have used them for myself. I learned a little bit from first...

Jacquelyn Yepa Apprentice- 4th year

Jacquelyn Yepa Apprentice- 4th year

My name is Jacquelyn Yepa, I am a nineteen-year-old Native American from the Navajo(Diné) and Jemez(Walatowa) tribes. I am currently attending the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico and will be entering my sophomore year in fall of 2019. ...

Joslyne Martinez ALMA Apprentice- 1st year

Joslyne Martinez ALMA Apprentice- 1st year

I am a recent high school graduate with a love for ceramics.  I am also an artist that is trying to figure my way into this industry. As a young woman growing up in northern New Mexico, I learned to follow my dreams in art and hope to apprentice with local New Mexico...

Jack Brooks ALMA Apprentice-1st year

Jack Brooks ALMA Apprentice-1st year

For my first week at ALMA I have learned so much about working on large art projects in a group setting. While working on a large project as time consuming and long lasting as the one we are creating, it is important to make sure there is a solid plan before we...