EDUARDO ORTIZ

    Eduardo Ortiz — (Chevo) and his wife, Hortencia Dominguez were one of the most productive teams in the village. He died a couple of years ago but his children continue with his legacy of beautiful black and on black pieces with capricious designs.  He would paint the surfaces with basic square (cuadrito) designs while his wife sanded, polished and filled in the lines. More than 90% of their art is graphite blackware that shines like polished metal. Chevo is best known for three pottery forms.

    The first demonstrates round concave circles on four sides and are decorated with squares (cuadritos). The second form has pottery rings and hooks attached to the top of the pot. The third design which is extremely popular is formed with half inch rippled spirals that rotate from the rim to the base in the form of turbant.