Art Category


Hand-coiled pottery jars, bowls, and plates are made primarily for food storage, preparation, and consumption. Typically, warm brown-colored micaceous wares are without any painted decoration, but fire cloud decorations and blackened surfaces are produced by reduction firing. Non-micaceous wares, revivals based upon examples from the historic central New Mexican villages of Carnué and Casitas, are decorated with simple spattered and linear designs in colored clay slips. The tradition has evolved from “bean pots” into other forms, including Christian nativity assemblages and horno-shaped incense burners.

Current Spanish Market Artists Working in the Pottery Art Category

– Alfred Blea
– Anna Cárdenas
– Charles Carrillo

– Debbie Carrillo
– Adán Ortega