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Mata Ortiz Pottery
We sell high quality Certified Genuine Authentic Mata Ortiz Pottery from the Casas Grandes region of Mexico. We have all kinds of Mata Ortiz Pottery styles; Dazzler Mata Ortiz Pottery, Effigy Mata Ortiz Pottery, Black on Black Mata Ortiz Pottery, Polychrome Mata Ortiz Pottery, Turquoise Mata Ortiz Pottery
Mata Ortiz Pottery, is one of the most innovative ceramics in the world. Led by Juan Quezada, the entire pueblo of Mata Ortiz creates outstanding handmade, coiled pots or ollas, following centuries old methods. Inspired by the Paquime, Casas Grandes ceramics, the potters of Mata Ortiz create contemporary works of art, often incorporating Mimbres designs shared by the Southwest, Native American cultures. Each Mata Ortiz pot is hand painted with a human hair brush. the hair for these brushes are supplied by Juan Quezada's granddaughter Judy. These brushes are designed to paint very fine lines and intricate designs.
Mata Ortiz Pottery was inspired by a new artistic movement due to the efforts of Juan Quezada. Juan Quezada is the self-taught creator of modern Mata Ortiz pottery. Mata Ortiz pots are hand coiled without the use of a potter';s wheel. The shaping and polishing of the clay to the hand painted designs is entirely done by hand, with brushes made from children's hair. All of the materials and tools originate from supplies available locally. The fuel for the Low temp firing is grass-fed cow manure or split wood. Each characteristic comes from an ancient pottery tradition.
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