Macrina spent her childhood with the red clay, learning from her Zapotec mother and grandmother, as they did before her. With no local market, she got on a bus to Guadalajara to sell her family’s red clay pots. That brave young girl, just 16-years-old, forged a way forward for her community and put the red clay of Oaxaca on the global map.
It’s not surprising to discover that today, she is a grown woman who still devotes her energy to creating – and promoting – these exquisite local pieces.
The red clay is for using, Macrina tells us, not for just admiring on the shelf. “Put them directly on the fire and give them some burn marks. Make many meals for your family in them and don't worry about keeping them perfect. Pieces hold memories and can't do that sitting on display. These pieces are made to work. Make them a part of your family."