"Gorky Gonzalez has dedicated himself to the preservation of traditional Majolica pottery, in Mexico, since the 1960s. The technique, traditionally associated with Spanish colonialism, had been abandoned in Mexico after they gained their independence in the 1820’s. Gorky came from a family of artists and studied pottery in Japan, which led him to opening his own ceramic workshop. After collecting extracted clay from the Sierra de Santa Rosa, Gorky and his artists shape the pieces on the pottery wheel. Once the clay has been dried in adobe storerooms and baked in a kiln, the pottery is painted with mineral paints using the double-glaze technique of Majolica. While implementing the traditional process and design, Gorky has added his unique, creative touch to his work, for which he is highly praised around the world."