He is particularly known for his trees of life sculptures and received various awards for his work, including the Premio Nacional de Ciencias y Artes in 1996. He taught the craft to his wife and five children who continue to create pieces. He became particularly noted for his inventive trees of life, diversifying themes to include mole, other religious stories and festivals such as Day of the Dead, Castillo Orta became the center of popular art in Izúcar de Matamoros, leading the other artisans and making the towns polychromatic pottery known internationally.
Please feel free to write us if you have any questions regarding any of the pieces in our collection or the Wood carving Alebrijes. The item "PP1393 Extraordinary Day Of the Dead Ceramics Human Skull, By Castillo" is in sale since Tuesday, October 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Huichol Art". The seller is "us2015_sagah" and is located in Puerto Vallarta.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Mexico.