Carlomagno Pedro Martínez born on August 17, 1965, is a black clay craftsman from San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca state. His path in folk art began at an early age with the support of his parents, who have also dedicated themselves to the work of clay.
Charlemagne has filled his work with a strong symbolism with death, given the proximity to the festivals held during June in honor of St. Peter.
In addition, the inspiration to create his peculiar pieces comes from the cultural wealth that he observes of Mexico. Among the creations he makes are the zompantlis, which are large walls covered with stacked skulls, a Zapotec idea that Carlomagno takes up again and immortalizes it with black clay.
Thanks to his hard work as an artisan, he has received great national recognition, as in 2014 when he received the National Prize for Science and Arts in the area of Popular Arts and Traditions by the Ministry of Public Education.