Octavio "Tavo" Silveira Sandoval grew up surrounded by the potters of Mata Ortiz. His father, Nicolas Ortiz, taught him the basics but then Tavo was off on his own. He learned everything he could along the way and has won the Best in Show award at the Concurso de Mata Ortiz several times.
Tavo's style of painting is different in that he incorporates elements of the Quezada and Porvenir styles. He often makes medium-size ollas and puts a red slip on them, usually leaving the rim area unslipped. He'll incise the rim area and then paint the main area with (usually) symmetrical designs that incorporate Paquimé and Mimbres symbology.