Macrina spent her childhood with the red clay, learning from her Zapotec mother and grandmother, as they did before her. With no local market, at just 16, she got on a bus to Guadalajara to sell her family’s red clay pots. 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. Pieces hold memories and can't do that sitting on display. These pieces are made to work. Make them a part of your family."