Shapes & Forms
Suzy López de Martinez is a potter from the village of Mata Ortiz in northern mexico. She is known for her elegantly shaped black pots, created with her signature gunmetal polish and a bit of graphite. She works with her husband José Martinez and they often both sign the pots. Usually they make small pots and decorate them with finely executed Mimbres designs. Sometimes they make effigy pots with two or four heads on a round Mimbres style pot. Sometimes they exchange blackware for whiteware and create fine polychrome pots.