Born in Santa Maria Atzompa, Rufina had a solid sense of purpose from birth. Said Rufina, "I knew what I was going to do even before I was born. Artisans are made in the womb." When it comes to Atzompa pottery, she is a truly special artisan and her small-batch pieces are highly prized.
Rufina selflessly works to save pottery centres (and their artisans) from the brink of obsolescence. Change doesn't just happen. It takes someone like Rufina to preserve an ancient tradition – one that would fade into the past without her.