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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 Abraham Gutierrez


This beautiful piece is hand coiled and painted with zigzag patterns in red, blue and green on a stone polished background. It is signed by the artist and includes a pottery ring stand.


11 1/2" Tall, 7 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $400.00 / Your Price: $298.00


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by Oscar Quezada


This beautiful reduction fired black olla features a sculpted square lipped opening. It is precisely painted in Oscar's own 'Quezada Style' design. A truly excellent work of art. Includes pottery ring stand.


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


Suggested Retail $260.00 / Your Price: $195.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Efrain Lucero Andrew


This large lidded piece was hand coiled and then painted and etched with Efrain's fish designs. Signed by the artist and includes a pottery ring stand.


12 1/2" Tall, 11" Wide


Suggested Retail $675.00 / Your Price: SOLD


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Elicena Cota


This beautiful piece from Elicena is covered in her painted hummingbird designs with etched branches. Signed by the artist. Includes pottery ring stand.


6" Tall , 4 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $215.00 / Your Price: $160.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Angel Guerrero Trillo & Olivia Dominguez


This masterpiece was created in collaboration by Angel Guerrero Trillo & Olivia Dominguez. The large vase was hand coiled and topped with eight of Olivia's classic lizard figures. Angel etched every inch with intricately detailed wildlife designs. They even made a large matching base with two extra lizards. Signed by both artists.


16" Tall , 12" Wide


Suggested Retail $2600.00 / Your Price: $1800.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Armando Silveria


This large vase features a mixture of several different mixed clay colors, referred to as "mezcla clay". It was hand coiled with embossed ribs and finished with a painted neck. Signed by the artist. Includes ring stand shown.


 13 3/4" Tall w/o stand, 9" Wide


Suggested Retail $675.00 / Your Price: $495.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


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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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Memo & Aracely Varela


Memo and Aracely were finally honored with a first place ribbon at this last year's annual Concurso de Ceramica. They've long been some of our favorite potters and painters, known for their bold colors and immensely intricate paint work. Their work is always of the highest caliber. This piece is hand coiled and painted with all natural mineral paints on a stone polished black background, and finished with etched lizard designs. This piece is signed by the artists and includes a pottery ring stand.


5 1/2" Tall, 7 3/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $340.00 / Your Price: $265.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Rabbit Effigy Pottery


by Nicolas Ortiz


Nicolas is one of the most well known artists in Mata Ortiz, having become quite famous for his incredible effigy pottery works after being featured in a University of Art Museum Exhibit in 1995. He is best known for his free standing rabbits and boars and is a featured artist in The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz. This amazing piece is stone polished and painted in geometric designs in a dark gray slip. This piece is signed by the artist.


9 3/4" Tall, 5" Wide


Suggested Retail $1050.00 / Your Price: $650.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Lupita Quezada


Lupita etched this hand coiled vase, exposing the dark brown natural clay underneath. It is signed by the artist. Includes pottery ring stand.


7 3/4" Tall, 5 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $340.00 / Your Price: $255.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Ismael Sandoval


This hand coiled piece is stone polished and painted with geometric designs and carved corrugated accents. It is signed by the artist.


7 1/2" Tall, 12 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $280.00 / Your Price: $180.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Snake Pottery


by Jorge Corona Guillen


This piece was hand made by Jorge Guillen and is decorated with geometric designs surrounding the raised figures. It is signed by the artist and includes a matching snake ring stand.


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


Suggested Retail $320.00 / Your Price: $240.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


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: $152.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


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: $300.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Olivia Renteria Dominguez


Olivia is well known for her intricately crafted effigy pots featuring lizards, snakes and owls. This pot is hand coiled and painted with traditional Paquime designs. It is signed by the artist. Includes matching hand coiled ring stand.


10 1/4" Tall, 6 3/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $495.00 / Your Price: $375.00


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