Shapes & Forms
The wife of Diego Valles, Carla Martinez is a potter who lives and works in Mata Ortiz. She is also an engineer and teaches engineering courses at the University in Nuevo Casas Grandes.
Carla does make some larger pieces but most of the pieces I have seen from her have been miniatures, intricate little Paquimé-style dancers, warriors and matachines. She earns ribbons for her miniatures nearly every year at the annual Concurso de Mata Ortiz.
Some of Carla's miniatures decorate some of Diego Valles' pots. Carla paints on some of those, too.