Johnny Ortiz Mezcal Cups (corn moon) 

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  • responsibly harvested micaceous clay near Taos, NM
  • pit fired with local red cedar
  • stone polished / cured with elk marrow and bees wax
  • 3”
  • M3 slip

    Fired on the corn full moon (9.1.20)

    “To begin each firing, ground corn and cedar branches are offered to the fire to say thank you and call the spirits to the work. Corn specifically is an offering of gratitude. My people of Taos Pueblo view corn as essential to life. By offering corn, I am offering life, and my energies in having grown that corn”

     - Johnny Ortiz