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Red pottery from San Marcos Tlapazola

Oaxacan pottery is distinguished by its clay diversity, techniques and aesthetic, which is an extension from the pottery made before the Spanish colonization.There are about 70 pottery villages in this state, whose pottery is characterized by unique shapes and finishes from one village to another, ideal for kitchen utensils. The pottery in Oaxaca is known to be utilitarian, but its simplicity and subtle beauty can turn it into an outstanding decorative object.

These pieces are the result of a daily routine punctuated by and for pottery: the clay is found locally by the potters (all are women) and its proximity is one of the reasons why a village specializes in pottery. The pigmentation, the creation of each piece, its finish and burning respond to processes marked by patience and unique knowledge and technique of each community.