Diego Valles

Diego Valles is both an engineer and a potter from Mata Ortiz. Over the last few years he has earned an international reputation as a master potter and has won awards in virtually every competition he has ever entered. He sometimes collaborates with his wife, Carla Martinez.

Sgraffito and geometric design on a thin-neck jar
Polychrome thin-neck jar with sgraffito and geometric designs
8 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Painted and incised lines on a carved jar with an organic opening
Carved jar with an organic opening and painted and incised lines
9 1/2 in H by 7 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Different polishing techniques create different whites
Jar with three different shades of white created by different polishing techniques on the same white slip
13 1/4 in H by 11 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito circles and an organic opening on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with sgraffito circles and an organic opening
9 1/2 in H by 7 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito geometric design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with sgraffito geometric design
9 1/2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Organic opening, fine line cutout and fine line design on a white jar
White jar with organic opening, fine line cutout and fine line design
9 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito geometric design and band of Mimbres designs on a white jar
White jar with sgraffito geometric design and band of Mimbres designs
8 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Fine line and geometric deign on a white jar with a yin/yang cutout
White jar with yin/yang cutout plus fine line and geometric design
8 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito and fine line design on a white jar with an organic opening
White jar with an organic opening and sgraffito and fine line deisng
8 3/4 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Cutouts and fine line design on a brown sculptural piece
Brown sculptural piece with cutouts and fine line design
10 1/4 in H by 9 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito fine line and geometric designs on a black and gray on black jar with cutouts
Black and gray on black jar with cutouts and sgraffito fine line and geometric designs
12 1/4 in H by 8 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Painted geometric and sgraffito fine line designs on a lidded polychrome jar
Lidded polychrome jar with painted geometric and sgraffito fine line designs
15 1/2 in H by 9 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Painted geometric and sgraffito fine line designs on a polychrome jar with an organic opening
Polychrome jar with an organic opening and painted geometric and sgraffito fine line designs
15 3/4 in H by 10 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sculptural piece
Polychrome sculptural piece
13 1/2 in H by 11 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito fine line and painted geometric designs on a cream on tan sculptural piece with organic openings
Cream on tan sculptural piece with organic openings and sgraffito fine line and painted geometric designs
9 1/2 in H by 6 3/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Geometric design on a polychrome jar with an organic opening
Polychrome jar with an organic opening and geometric design
9 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Lightly carved lines and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with lightly carved lines and a geometric design
10 in H by 7 1/4 in Dia
Bands of geometric design on a thin neck polychrome jar with a handle
Thin necked polychrome jar with a handle decorated with bands of geometric design
6 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Lightly carved lines and geometric design on a polychrome jar with an organic opening
Organic opening on a polychrome jar decorated with lightly carved lines and a geometric design
10 in H by 7 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito bamboo design on a black on black jar with a driftwood lid
Black on black jar with a driftwood lid and decorated with a sgraffito bamboo design
12 1/4 in H by 9 in Dia
Measurement includes stand and lid
Sgraffito fine line and geometric design on a red jar with an organic opening
An organic opening on a red jar decorated with a sgraffito fine line and geometric design
11 1/2 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Fine line design on a polychrome jar with an organic opening
An organic opening on a polychrome jar decorated with a fine line design
11 in H by 8 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand

By Diego Valles and Carla Martinez:

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
Sgraffito and painted geometric and hummingbird design on a polychrome quail effigy with organic cutouts
Polychrome quail effigy with a organic cutouts and a sgraffito and painted geometric and hummingbird design
8 3/4 in H by 5 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery