010218-02 Pottery from Matta Ortiz, Mexico by Rene Pedregon
4 1/4" x 6 1/4"
Mata Ortiz pottery ...Also known as Casas Grande's and Paquime Pottery. Currently some of the most sought after pottery in the world. It is named after the small village of Juan MATA ORTIZ, Chihuahua Mexico. During the mid 1970's Master Potter Juan Quezada ignited one of the most Creative Revolutions to evolve in the 20th Century. Old Pottery schards found during a nearby archaeological find unleashed the DNA-Creativity in Quezada and many of the other natives of Mata Ortiz of which their ancestors had left behind. Unlike Native American potters, Mata Ortiz artist are not confined to stylistic traditions. Rather MATA ORTIZ Potters have had the Unique Ability to follow any successful tangent, in whatever direction the artist feels inspired to explore. For this reason MATA ORTIZ Pottery has achieved unrivaled diversity in Style, Design and Creativity. Exceptional HAND-COILED and DUNG-FIRED POTTERY!