Fray Angelico is a family run ceramic workshop outside Bogota headed by Mercedes Marin. Mercedes undertook professional ceramic design training in the US, before establishing her workshop back home in Bogota. The workshop produces a variety of handmade high quality ceramic items ranging from kitchen ware, wall tiles to garden planters. Innovative design, artistic excellence and trademark vibrant colours have made this workshop and their highly skilled, entrepreneurial team a success. The well-being and professional development of its employees, the satisfaction of its customers, and the integrity of the product are at the heart of their operation.
Currently the workshop employs and provides training to 6 women and 1 man who are actively involved in all parts of the production. All staff are salaried staff, providing them with a security and regular income. The workshop’s social activity includes providing interest free loans to employees, skills training, environment awareness programs, and active encouragements to complete secondary schooling.