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GREEN-GLAZED CERAMICS

(Loza Verde)

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Family of (the late) Martín Mario Enríquez López
Family of (the late) Guadalupe Aguilar Guerrero


Family of (the late) Martín Mario Enríquez López

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Pueblo of Santa María Atzompa
Avenida Independencia #510

(From US) Landline: 011-52-951-558-9562
Cell: 011-52-1-951-206-2628  
(In Oaxaca) Landline: 558-9562
Landline to Cell: 044-951-206-2628
Cell to Cell: 951-206-2628

Martín was an elder statesman in his pueblo, where he founded its ceramic market over 30 years ago. Tomasa Ruíz, Martín’s wife, and their daughters, Rosa Margarita and Eulalia Josefina, carry on the family’s tradition of green-glazed pottery. They create pieces with domestic uses (soup tureens, salsa bowls, plates, casseroles and vases), as well as primarily artistic pieces -- all fired with green glaze and decorated with bordado (engraved clay) and pastillaje (superimposed clay) techniques. It is best to see examples of their work at the small market in the center of town where they are well displayed. Orders may be placed at their home.


Family of (the late) Guadalupe Aguilar Guerrero

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Pueblo of Santa María Atzompa
Corregidora # 301

(From US) Juana’s cell: 011-52-1-951-186-5547
Teresa’s cell: 011-52-1-951-192-1337
(In Oaxaca) Landline to Juana’s cell: 044-951-186-5547
Landline to Teresa’s cell: 044-951-192-1337
Cell to Juana’s Cell: 951-186-5547
Cell to Teresa’s Cell: 951-192-1337

Guadalupe’s daughters, Teresa and Juana Lorenzo, carry on the tradition of their talented mother, creating the loza verde -- green-glazed pottery -- for which Santa María Atzompa has long been known. These pieces are designed with utilitarian purposes in mind: cooking, serving, displaying flowers, holding candles, and the like.  Guadalupe especially liked to make pitchers for mezcal (some in the shape of roosters through whose beaks the liquid pours), bowls for making chocolate and atole (a corn-based drink), salsa dishes and pitchers. Teresa and Juana Lorenzo make these objects now with their own variations in style.  Teresa specializes in vases and pitchers of various sizes, and Juana Lorenzo in salsa dishes, many of which are decorated with birds. They have many pieces for sale that are best seen initially in display at the small market in the center of town; once selections are determined, purchases can be made at their home.