María Lilia Calam Que
María Lilia Calam Que is a Mexican potter from Tepakán, Campeche in southern Mexico, who specializes in water storage containers called cántaros. Her hometown was known for the making of these vessels but she is one of a handful of potters left who makes them, along with Teodora Cajúm, Claudia Pech Chi, Justina Kan and Rosalía Pan.
Calam Que learned the craft from her mother as a child and her wares stand out for their Mayan designs. The pieces are made of clay which are coated in a slip. Her pieces usually begin with a base made though the use of moulds, then the sides are built up with the coil method, using only a rudimentary wheel to turn the piece.