Oaxaca, Mexico is known for its high-quality traditional pottery. It is from these traditions that artists have grown and evolved. Vicente Hernandez’s pottery is versatile in form and surface, ranging from traditional thrown forms to platters and custom-order dinnerware sets and lamps. Using earthenware clay to create each vessel, the artist decorates with a technique called “scraffito”. A clay slip is applied to the exterior of the pot and then the design is scratched through the slip to reveal the clay underneath the slip. The interiors have been lined with a rutile glossy glaze, making the pottery appropriate for everyday use.
Hand care of the pottery is recommended.