Mirna Hernandez

Mirna Hernandez was born on April 30th, 1977 in Colonia Cuauhtémoc in Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua. She began learning the craft at 16 years old, alongside her ex-husband, Tavo Silveira, who is arguably one of the most talented potters in Mata Ortiz. However, Mirna’s talent can speak for itself, she comes from a family of potters, and has developed her own unique style. Her son, Octavio Silveira Jr., is a talented young potter as well. Her favorite potter is Juan Quezada Celado, who is credited with spearheading the pottery scene in Mata Ortiz.


  • First and third place in the Annual Mata Ortiz Concurso.