Mata Ortiz

Lot 4146: Mata Ortiz "fish" Painted Vase By B. Soto

Sand and Rose, LLC

April 20, 2018
Fort Collins, CO, US

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Description: Mata Ortiz Pottery Is A Recreation Of Pre Hispanic Pottery Found In And Around Archeological Site Of Paquime' In Mexican State Of Chihuahua. It Is Named After Modern Town Of Mata Ortiz, Which Is Near Site And Where A Man Named Juan Quezada Celado Learned On His Own To Recreate This Ancient Pottery, N Went On To Update It. By Mid 1970s, Quezada Was Selling His Pottery And Teaching Family And Friends To Make It When It Was Able To Penetrate U.s. Markets Thanks To Efforts By Spencer Maccallum And Later Walt Parks. By 1990s, Pottery Was Being Shown In Museums And Or Cultural Institutions And Sold In Fine Galleries. Success Of Pottery, Which Is Sold For Its Aestic Rar Than Its Utilitarian Value, Has Brought Town Of Mata Ortiz Out Of Poverty, With Most Of Its Population Earning Income From Industry, Directly Or Indirectly. (wikipedia)
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