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Mata Ortiz & Casas Grandes Pottery


Casas Grandes (Paquime) is a prehistoric archeological ruin near Chihuahua, Mexico. In the early 1970's, a Mexican railroad worker named Juan Quezada began reproducing pottery in the authentic traditions of Casas Grandes. Today, his pots are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, and he is the foremost living ceramic artist in Mexico. Most of Juan's family and over 300 other households in his home village, Mata Ortiz, now follow his path. The pots are formed by only the potter's hands; No pottery wheels are used. The clay is obtained locally from around the village using pick-axes and shovels. The paints are also natural to the area. Nothing is store bought. The pottery is dung-fired on the ground, not in a kiln. Lastly, each piece is signed by the artist. Casas Grandes (Mata Ortiz) pottery began as a revival of ancient traditions, but has developed a distinctive artistic style all it's own.

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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Memo & Aracely Varela


This incredible vase from our favorite husband and wife team features intricate paintwork in natural mineral paints with three detailed Dragon figurals. It is signed by the artists. Includes ring stand.


14" Tall, 11" Wide


Suggested Retail $2150.00 / Your Price: $1595.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Macario Ortiz


This hand coiled piece features cutout eagle designs around the rim and is covered in hand painted designs on a base of marbled clay. Includes pottery ring stand.


7 3/4" Tall, 6 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $340.00 / Your Price: SOLD


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Martin Olivas Quintana


This incredible vase from Martin Quintana features his new all black style with intricately carved designs and a stone polished surface. It is signed by the artist. Includes pottery ring stand.


7 3/8" Tall, 7 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $780.00 / Your Price: $585.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Fabian Ortiz


This hand made piece features Paquime style painted designs in bright colors on a stone polished base. Signed by the artist and includes a ring stand.


6 3/4" Tall, 7 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $460.00 / Your Price: $345.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Reynaldo Quezada


Reynaldo is the youngest brother of legendary Mata Ortiz pottery founder Juan Quezada and has made a name for himself with his signature incised pottery. His exquisite pottery is always in high demand by novices as well as seasoned collectors. This large bowl is stone polished and fired black. Signed by the artist and includes stand.


16 1/8" Wide, 5 1/2" Deep


Suggested Retail $865.00 / Your Price: $650.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Memo & Aracely Varela


This incredible vase from our favorite husband and wife team features intricate paintwork in natural mineral paints with an incredibly detailed Dragon figural. It is signed by the artists. Includes ring stand.


11 3/4" Tall , 7 3/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $1095.00 / Your Price: $875.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Nicolas Ortiz


Master potter Nicolas Ortiz is most widely known for his rabbit figures which he has been making for over 20 years. Like all of his pieces it is painted with a matte slip on the stone polished base. Signed by Nicolas.


6 5/8" Tall, 10 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $1000.00 / Your Price: $750.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Lazaro Ozuna Silveira


Lazaro is a talented artist who was trained and inspired by Tavo Silveira. He's one of four brothers who are also beginning to create jewelry in the village. This piece is covered in hand painted and carved designs. It is signed by the artist and includes a pottery ring stand.


13" Tall, 9" Wide


Suggested Retail $795.00 / Your Price: $595.00


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by Oscar Quezada Jr


This owl effigy vase was hand coiled using natural clay and painted with intricate traditional Paquime designs. Signed by the artist. Includes ring stand.


9" Tall, 7" Wide


Suggested Retail $360.00 / Your Price: $270.00


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by Eduardo Olivas Quintana


This incredible vase from Eduardo Quintana features his new all black style with intricately carved designs and a stone polished surface. It is signed by the artist. Includes pottery ring stand.


8 5/8" Tall, 6" Wide


Suggested Retail $690.00 / Your Price: $495.00


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by Memo & Aracely Varela


This extra large seed pot from our favorite husband and wife team features intricate paintwork in natural mineral paints. It is signed by the artists. Includes ring stand.


6 3/8" Tall, 6 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $445.00 / Your Price: $325.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Memo & Aracely Varela


This extra large vase from our favorite husband and wife team features intricate paintwork in natural mineral paints. It is signed by the artists. Includes ring stand.


15 1/4" Tall, 10 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $2295.00 / Your Price: $1695.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Memo & Aracely Varela


This incredible vase from our favorite husband and wife team features intricate paintwork in natural mineral paints in bright colors. It is signed by the artists. Includes stand.


8 1/8" Tall , 6" Wide


Suggested Retail $480.00 / Your Price: $360.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Sara Ramirez Silva


Sara is well known for her incredibly complex and intricate geometric designs. This piece is signed by the artist. Includes pottery ring stand.


2 3/4" Tall, 4 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $99.00 / Your Price: SOLD


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Martin Olivas Quintana


This incredible vase from Martin Quintana features his new all black style with intricately carved designs and a stone polished surface. It is signed by the artist. Includes pottery ring stand.


8 1/4" Tall, 6" Wide


Suggested Retail $675.00 / Your Price: $495.00


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