Hector Javier Martinez

A few years ago Hector Javier Martinez Mendez was working as a mechanic and gardener. Now he is a famous potter from Mata Ortiz. He originated the Day of the Dead and Night of the Dead sgraffito motifs. In 2014 a large pot of his won the Presidential Award at the Premio Nacional de Ceramica in Tlaquepaque, Mexico.

Day of the Dead sgraffito motif on a black on beige pot
Black on beige pot with Day of the Dead sgraffito motif
7 3/4 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
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Sgraffito butterfly and geometric design on a red jar
Red jar with sgraffito butterfly and geometric design
6 in H by 4 in Dia
Sgraffito Night of the Dead motif on a black and beige jar
Black and beige jar with sgraffito Night of the Dead motif
6 1/2 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
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Sgraffito Night of the Dead motif on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito Night of the Dead motif
7 in H by 4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito Day of the Dead motif on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito Day of the Dead motif
8 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito Day of the Dead motif ion a black and beige jar
Black on beige jar decorated with a sgraffito Day of the Dead motif
7 1/2 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito Day of the Dead motif on a black and beige jar
Black and beige jar decorated with a sgraffito Day of the Dead motif
6 3/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito Night of the Dead in the Mexico City Zocala motif on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with a sgraffito Night of the Dead in the Mexico City Zocala motif
18 1/4 in H by 17 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito Day of the Dead motif on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito Day of the Dead motif
6 1/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito Night of the Dead motif on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito Night of the Dead motif
6 3/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito Night of the Dead motif on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito Night of the Dead motif
8 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito Night of the Dead design inside a polychrome bowl
Polychrome bowl decorated with a sgraffito Night of the Dead design
2 3/4 in H by 12 in Dia
Sgraffito Night of the Dead motif on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito Night of the Dead motif
10 1/4 in H by 7 3/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito Dyay of the Dead motif on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito Day of the Dead motif
7 1/4 in h by 4 1/4 in dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito Day of the Dead motif on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito Day of the Dead design
7 3/4 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito Night of the Dead design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito Night of the Dead design
10 1/2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Day of the Dead motif on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with Day of the Dead motif
4 1/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Day of the Dead motif on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with Day of the Dead motif
4 1/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito St. Gertrude de Nevelles design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with sgraffito and painted St. Gertrude de Nevelles design
4 1/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Virgin of Guadalupe and roses design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with Virgin of Guadalupe and roses design
4 1/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery