Alma Flores. Small Diamonds Vase #1. Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Alma Flores. Small Diamonds Vase #1. Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico. Black and red diamond/checkered with beige background. Weight: 0.76 lbs., height: 3.5 in., width: 3 in.
Alma uses hundreds of small squares to create an intricate and beautiful design on her pottery. Every square is painted in the traditional manner using a handcrafted paintbrush made of long strands of human hair. The vase is formed by hand as well.
She learned pottery techniques from master Jorge Quintana, but has developed her own unique style.