Carla Martinez

The wife of Diego Valles, Carla Martinez is a potter who lives and works in Mata Ortiz. She is also an engineer and teaches engineering courses at the University in Casas Grandes.

Carla does make some larger pieces but most of the pieces I have seen from her have been miniatures, intricate little Paquime-style dancers, warriors and matachines. She earns ribbons for her miniatures nearly every year the annual Mata Ortiz Concurso.

Some of Carla's miniatures decorate some of Diego Valles' pots. Carla paints on some of those, too.

Geometric and hummingbird designs on a polychrome tear drop sculptural piece
Polychrome tear drop sculptural piece with geometric and hummingbird designs
2 1/2 in H by 2 1/2 in Dia
Fine line geometric and hummingbird design on a polychrome sculptural piece
Polychrome sculptural piece with fine line geometric and hummingbird design
12 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Hummingbird and geometric design on a miniature lidded jar
Miniature lidded jar decorated with a hummingbird and geometric design
1 1/2 in H by 3/4 in Dia
Hummingbird and geometric design on a miniature quail effigy jar
Miniature quail effigy jar decorated with a hummingbird and geometric design
1 1/2 in H by 3/4 in Dia
Hummingbird and geometric design on a miniature sculptured jar
Miniature sculpture piece with hummingbird and geometric design
1 3/4 in H by 1 in Dia
By Carla Martinez and Diego Valles:
Fine line geometric necklace plus hummingbird on a tan jar with an organic opening
Tan jar with an organic opening and fine line necklace design plus a hummingbird
7 1/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Fine line geometric and hummingbird design on a polychrome lidded jar with organic openings
Polychrome lidded jar with organic openings and fine line geometric and hummingbird designs
9 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Painted geometric and hummingbird design on a polychrome jar with an organic opening
Polychrome jar with an organic opening and painted geometric and hummingbird designs
10 in H by 7 in Dia
Measurement includes stand

Mata Ortiz/Casas Grandes Potters