Sabino Villalba

Sabino "Cabi" Villalba Hernandez is the oldest of Andres Villalba and Bacilia Hernandez de Villalba's children. Sabino learned the traditional art from his father. Sabino and his wife, Veronica Silveira de Villalba, are another premier pottery-making team in Mata Ortiz: she polishes and sands while he paints and fires.

Sabino's designs usually incorporate Mimbres figures like bats, turtles, birds and lizards on a field of Paquimé geometric designs.

Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a geometric design
12 1/4 in H by 10 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Pottery photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery