The wealth of ceramics in Oaxaca is truly extraordinary, and can easily fill many volumes.
We sample five classes;




The first three types – terra cotta, multi-color-glazed and green-glazed — are all created in the pueblo of Santa María Atzompa.

Painted Red

and Black


Another variety of terra cotta is produced by one family in San Antonino Castillo Velasco, as well as a third variety of burnished terracotta ceramics used primarily for cooking and serving food produced in San Marcos Tlapazola. Painted red ceramics are primarily produced by one family with many members in Ocotlán de Morelos, while another variety of painted red ceramics is created by a different family in San Antonino Castillo Velasco. By contrast, black pottery is specific to San Bartolo Coyotepec.

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