Avelina Corona

Mata Ortiz

Mata Ortiz potter Avelina Corona
Avelina Corona

Avelina Corona de Amaya is a potter from the village of Mata Ortiz in northern Mexico. She seems to produce primarily seedpots, flying saucers and tall neck jars and vases with sgraffito and painted designs. Her husband, Angel Amaya, often collaborates with her. Their pieces are usually made of a specially mixed red clay and decorated with a specially made white paint.

Note: with many of the husband-and-wife pottery teams, unless they work totally separately (and some do) they share the labor and the husband signs the larger pieces, the wife signs the smaller. There are a few couples who give equal credit no matter what the size.

Sgraffito butterflies and a geometric design on a red seed pot
Red seed pot with sgraffito butterflies and geometric design
3.25 in H by 4 in Dia

Mata Ortiz/Casas Grandes Potters