Eduardo Ortiz

    Eduardo Ortiz — (Chevo) and his wife, Hortencia Dominguez de Ortiz are one of the most productive teams in the village. Eduardo often makes tall pots. He paints the surfaces with basic square (cuadrito) designs while his wife sands, polishes and fills 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 and most recent design which is extremely popular is formed with half inch rippled spirals that rotate from the rim to the base in the form of turbante.