Jose Garcia Antonio

José García Antonio (born August 10, 1947) is a Mexican potter from San Antonio Castillo Velasco in the municipality of Ocotlán, Oaxaca, a town noted for its handcrafts. At the age of seven, he began making horses and giraffes from clay without any teacher to guide him, impressing others with his talent. 

His work has since become well known and was recognized as a “grand master” by the Fomento Cultural Banamex in 2001. García Antonio is best known for his large-scale works, especially those of mermaids, which are covered in decorative elements and generally accompanied by a sun, moon and/or stars.