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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 Taty Ortiz


This large vase from Taty is hand coiled and covered in intricately hand painted Paquime, checkerboard and lace designs in black and red. It is signed by the artist and includes a pottery ring stand.


13 3/4" Tall, 9 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $660.00 / Your Price: $495.00


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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 Efrain Lucero Andrew


This large piece features sculpted masks on four sides. It was hand coiled and painted by Efrain Lucero Andrew. These "face pots" from Efrain are always a treat. Two out of three usually don't make it through the firing process because of the unique shape. Signed by the artist and includes a pottery ring stand.


11" Tall, 14" Wide


Suggested Retail $1200.00 / Your Price: $895.00


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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: SOLD


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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 Ramiro Veloz


This vibrant piece features etched and brightly painted designs. Signed by the artist and includes a ring stand.


 4 3/4" Tall, 5" Wide


Suggested Retail $300.00 / Your Price: $225.00


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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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by Maria Loya


This large vase features a terra cotta clay base and is painted with classic Paquime style designs. This piece is signed by the artists and includes a pottery ring stand.


9 1/4" Tall, 7 3/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $360.00 / Your Price: $285.00


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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. This piece is signed by the artists and includes a pottery ring stand.


5 3/4" Tall, 4 3/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $240.00 / Your Price: SOLD


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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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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 large piece is covered in hand painted and carved designs. It is signed by the artist and includes a pottery ring stand.


10" Tall, 7 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $480.00 / Your Price: $350.00


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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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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: $300.00


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by Olivia Renteria Dominguez


Olivia is well known for her intricately crafted effigy pots featuring lizards, snakes and owls. This 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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