Museum Quality Ceramic Art from Pablo Pajarito and his brothers; Zenon, Jose Isabel and his Father, Nicasio. Nicasio Pajarito Gonzalez is the Patriarch working in clay most of his life he has now passed his techniques and heritage to his sons who remain active, The Family is most noted for their Barro Canelo (cinnamon clay) style. They produce an array of platters, large covered jars, jugs, bulls and their unique horses.
The pieces are mostly made of a mix of white clay and black clay from nearby towns, Rosario and Tateposco, mixed in equal proportions, as well as red clay from various sources. Complicated pieces are made with a mixture of molding and modeling, smoothing the junctures with a stone. The piece is covered in a reddish clay slip and set out to dry and then this process is repeated. The family considers the mix of clays to be reflective of Mexico’s meztizo heritage.