miceceous clay pottery next to a fire pit


micaceous clay bean pots, cups and casseroles

Pottery is one of the oldest human arts and people have been using clay cookware for millennia. All of the micaceous clay used in these pots is hand-dug with reverence and ceremony in northern New Mexico. The pottery I make is one iteration of a centuries-old tradition from this region. These vessels are hand-built using the coil and scrape technique and polished with a micaceous slip which gives them their distinctive sparkle and shine.