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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 Marie Hernandez Chavez


Marie is the wife of Eli Navarette Ortiz and was taught to coil and paint by Eli. Her designs are very similar to Eli's, with complex interlocking geometrics and animal designs. This piece is signed by Efren and includes a pottery ring stand.


6 3/4" Tall , 5" Wide


Suggested Retail $320.00 / Your Price: $240.00


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by Adrian Corona Trillo


Adrian is known for his incredible etchwork, particularly his wildlife designs. This impressive vase features elk, vultures, bates, wolves and more. A truly excellent work of art. Includes pottery ring stand.


9 1/2" Tall, 7 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $650.00 / Your Price: $465.00


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by Hector Villa Ortega


This is a massive vase from Mata Ortiz artist Hector Villa Ortega! Standing at just over 22" in the stand, it would make an incredible centerpiece. The contemporary grey, red and black colors allow it to fit in with many decorator styles, too. The base is a marbled mixture of white and grey clays in a matte finish. It was then painted in bold Paquime style designs. Signed by the artist and includes the stand shown.


22 1/2" Tall (including base, 20" without), 12 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $1350.00 / Your Price: $995.00

 

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by Nicolas Ortiz


Master potter Nicolas Ortiz is most widely known for his rabbit figures which he has been making for over 20 years. This Javelina effigy is painted with a matte slip on the stone polished base with carved details on the heads, leags and tail. Signed by Nicolas.


7 1/4" Tall, 10 3/4" Long, 3 7/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $1000.00 / Your Price: $750.00


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by Octavio Silveira


Octavio is the son of famed artist Eli Navarette. He hand coiled with large vase which was then painted and etched with exquisite detail. He also created a matching base. Signed by the artist.


15" Tall , 8 3/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $795.00 / Your Price: SOLD


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by Taty Ortiz


This large olla is covered in hand painted Paquime style and lace designs in black and red on a polished white clay base. Signed by the artist and includes a ring stand.


 14" Tall, 9" Wide


Suggested Retail $675.00 / Your Price: $495.00


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by Olivia Renteria Dominguez


Olivia is well known for her intricately crafted effigy pots featuring lizards, snakes and owls. This piece is stone polished with a deeply etched back for detail. It is signed by the artist.


4 3/4" Tall, 11 1/4" Long


Suggested Retail $325.00 / Your Price: $250.00


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by Ramiro Veloz


This matte finished pot features painted turtles, fish and birds. The fine details are expertly etched. Ramiro's work is always incredible. Signed by the artist and includes a ring stand.


5 1/2" Tall, 5" Wide


Suggested Retail $300.00 / Your Price: $225.00


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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.


9" Tall, 5 1/2" Deep, 5 3/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $850.00 / Your Price: $650.00


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by Martin Olivas Quintana


This incredible, large 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.


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


Suggested Retail $1150.00 / Your Price: SOLD


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by Memo & Aracely Varela


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


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


Suggested Retail $105.00 / Your Price: $78.00


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by Martin Corona Trillo


This piece was hand made by Martin Trillo and is completely hand etched with intricate wildlife designs. It is signed by the artist and includes a ring stand.


5 1/2" Tall, 5 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $200.00 / Your Price: $150.00


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by Carlos Villalba


This hand coiled plate features painted animal designs on a stone polished background. Signed by the artist. Includes plate stand.


9 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $199.00 / Your Price: $150.00


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by Tavo Silveira


Tavo is a highly accomplished potter who has made a name for himself by creating very large ollas of exceptional quality. His pots are decorated with designs carved into and painted on the clay. His work is extremely clean and striking and it's always a pleasure to carry his pieces. Unsigned. 


3 7/8" Tall, 8 3/4" Long, 7 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $400.00 / Your Price: SOLD


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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 unique offering is made up of two separate pieces, the plate and it's matching base. The two pieces were hand coiled and covered in hand painted and carved designs. It is signed by the artist.


5 3/4" Tall on stand, 11 3/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $895.00 / Your Price: $675.00


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