The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz
The Many Faces of Mata
Over the past three decades a flowering of extraordinary ceramic art has been underway in a tiny village on the high plains of northern Mexico--hardly the place to expect an artistic movement in the late twentieth century. Yet art lovers have been coming from all over the world to see the people of this poor, backwater village of Mata Ortiz work their earthly magic at kitchen tables and backyards all over town. Several noted experts have collaborated in these pages to tell the remarkable story of Mata Ortiz. Personal histories of nearly 100 potters are included, 260 photographs in full color, a visitor's guide, index of potters, and a schedule of exhibitions in the U. S. and Mexico are included.
- ASIN: 1887896082
The Miracle of Mata Ortiz: Juan Quezada and the Potters of Northern Chihuahua
Mata Ortiz Pottery Buyer's Guide: The Earth's Bounty into Your Home's Beauty
Mata Ortiz Pottery Buyer's Guide: The Earth's Bounty
Phil has written one of the first guides to buying and collecting Mata Ortiz pottery. This little book will provide the beginning and veteran collector with valuable information about the village of Mata Ortiz and its pottery. He will not tell you who or what to buy, but will guide you through the process, no matter your preference. We understand that preference is personal. We will not try and steer you to anyone or any one style of pottery. What we will do is explain a little history of the village, the pottery phenomenon, how the pottery is made, and what questions to ask if you want to buy. We will add a few details about getting here to the village and what to expect when you come. This book is written from a village perspective. The author lives full-time in the village and knows the potters and the pottery. He sponsors the village baseball team and serves on the village water commission! He and his wife have dug clay and manganese and have seen the process from start to finish. They know enough to leave the pottery making to those with the amazing talent to turn the bounty of the earth into the beauty of your home. The author brings a strong historical sense to the collector. The purpose of the book is not to speak for the potter. They are fully capable of doing that for t...
- ASIN: 0990455424
The Artistry and History of Mata Ortiz
The Artistry and History of Mata
This elegant 2010 book about Mata Ortiz potters provides a valuable resource for museum directors, gallery owners, and collectors of fine ceramics from the pottery-making village of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico. The 9 by 12-inch, lavishly illustrated 164-page book, is co-authored by geologist John V. Bezy and archaeologist Stuart D. Scott, who have had a long association with the Mata Ortiz area and potters. Noted Tucson designers Jackson Boelts and John Bianchi designed the book, which was printed by Arizona Lithographers.
- ASIN: B0052MH6K8
The Miracle of Mata Ortiz: Juan Quezada and the Potters of Northern Chihuahua
The Miracle of Mata Ortiz: Juan Quezada and
A remarkable ceramic arts tradition is taking root in a remote village, high on the plains of norther Chihuahua. The Miracle of Mata Ortiz tells the story of this phenomenon and of the potter, Juan Quezada, who began it inspired only by prehistoric shards. The story, the technical information, and the Appendix describing 260 Mata Ortiz potters will be of interest to the student, collector, and historian as well as the casual reader.
- Brand: Brand: The Coulter Press
- ASIN: 0963765507
Mata Ortiz Pottery Today
Mata Ortiz Pottery
This distinctive pottery, made for use and for show at the village of Mata Ortiz, Mexico, evolved from Juan Quezada's first efforts in 1974 into a business that involves the village and now employs around 350 potters. Six distinct styles are presented: black, polychrome, sgraffito (etched), colored, miniature, and special shapes. Bowls, plates, vessels, and delightful figural pieces have recognizable glazes and coloring that have made Mata Ortiz pottery welcome in many ceramics collections today. This fresh and comprehensive book includes a fascinating discussion of similarities in the bird motif with Acoma Pueblo (New Mexico) pottery. Private and gallery pottery collections were studied, making this a thorough presentation of old and new work. Each form is described with the maker's name, decorative details, and dimensions. Estimated retail values are suggested as a general guide. Both older and emerging artists are well represented, making this an important reference for the classic forms, current styles, and future designs.
- ASIN: 0764334700
Ceramica de Mata Ortiz (Mata Ortiz Pottery), Artes de Mexico # 45 (Bilingual edition: Spanish/English) (Spanish Edition)
Ceramica de Mata Ortiz (Mata Ortiz Pottery), Artes
En la geometria rigurosa de la ceramica de Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, se nos revela uno de los fenomenos artesanales mas interesantes de Mexico: el redescubrimiento de una tradicion artesanal. Inspirados en las piezas del antiguo Paquime, los pobladores de Mata Ortiz se aventuraron por los caminos de la alfareria hasta llevar este oficio a nuevos limites de forma y color.In the rigorous geometry of the ceramics from Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, reveals one of the most interesting craft events in Mexico: the rediscovery of a traditional. Inspired by the old parts Paquime, the people of Mata Ortiz ventured on the roads of pottery to take this business to new heights of form and color.
- ASIN: 9686533931
Potters of Mata Ortiz: Five Barrios, Seven Families
Portraits of Clay: Potters of Mata Ortíz
Portraits of Clay: Potters of Mata
Not long ago, pottery was a lost art in Chihuahua, Mexico. But in the 1970s, near the ruins of Casas Grandes, an art revolution was born. Inspired by ancient pottery fragments from a tradition that had disappeared before the arrival of the first Europeans, a self-taught woodcutter-turned-artist reinvented an entire ceramic technology. Today Casas Grandes pottery, made by hand from local clays and mineral colors by a handful of artists, claims high prices and sets the standard for contemporary pottery. Photographer Sandra Smith traveled to Mata Ortíz to photograph the potters and to record their reflections on their work. Her portraits document their techniques—collecting and preparing the clay, forming by hand, sanding, and painting. They also capture intimate moments between artists and their art. For anyone who has ever admired Casas Grandes pottery, Portraits of Clay is a beautiful introduction to the potters and their work.
- Brand: Brand: University of Arizona Press
- ASIN: 0816518912
The Story of Casas Grandes Pottery (English and Spanish Edition)
Cindy Perez Authentic Mata Ortiz Pottery - Parrot & Hummingbird Pot - Genuine Hand Coiled
Mata Ortiz Pottery Art and Life
Mata Ortiz Pottery Art and
This book tells previously untold stories of the ceramic artists of Mata Ortiz, a village in northern Mexico. The artists profiled give readers an inside look at the vital interrelationship of family, community and art in the living tradition of Mata Ortiz. Illustrated with b&w photographs and a section of color photos. 80 pgs.
- ASIN: 0972748245
Mata Ortiz Pottery Signed by Dora Quezada Museum Quality 8" Tall
The Pottery and Potters of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua (Kiva, Volume 60, Number 1)
The Magnetism of Mata Ortiz: Places, People, and Pottery
The Magnetism of Mata Ortiz: Places, People, and
Spined paperback, large print with full-color photos--depicting the history, culture, and art of Mata Ortiz, Mexico and its potters. The book takes the reader from the Mexican Revolution to modern day and illustrates the exquisite craftsmanship of Mata Ortiz pottery.
- ASIN: 0692010653