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.