Baudel Lopez and Soralla Acosta

Mata Ortiz and
Casas Grandes
Carved, sgraffito and painted shard and geometric design on a brown jar

Baudel Lopez and his wife, Soralla Acosta, have become well-known for their sophisticated creations. They usually apply a brown slip over a blank tan pot and polish that slip to a high sheen. Then various Paquimé geometric, shard and free-flowing designs are painted on using a black mineral pigment. Taking care to not smudge the black paint, Soralla then carves geometric patterns through the brown slip into the tan clay. The resulting product is soft, warm and very appealing.

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