Master Potter Cesar Domingues Fine Mata Ortiz Olla
The husband and wife team of Cesar and Gabby Dominguez are among the most prolific and creative in the village of Mata Ortiz. They have traveled extensively in the US giving demonstrations. They were selected by the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California to continue with the summer pottery workshops that Juan Quezada used to give there. Iddyllwild continues with them the summer tradition that began in the 1950's bringing the best artists in their fields to teach under the pines, such as Maria Martinez, Lucy Lewis, Blue Corn, and Amado Peľa. Cesar and Gaby make some of the best plates in Mata Ortiz. They won Second Price, in the Concurso Artesanal for one of their plates. Cesar and his wife, Gabby, who works with Cesar as a team, are featured prominently in the authoritative book The Many faces of Mata Ortiz, page 62.
Cesar Dominguez is an acknowledged master potter. His pottery is widely collected and he wins ribbons in judged competitions, even in Mata Ortiz. His repertoire is huge, from differently colored, intricately decorated stone-polished ollas, bearing painted images of various animals or fine line, to plates, to bowls, to marbleized pottery.
The present olla measures 7 3/4 inches high by 7 inches in diameter at it widest part. It is decorated with sweeping bands that contain fine-line work in the best of the Quezada style of decoration, along with stylized images of the Paquime serpent and other geometrics.
Item No.: MO.548
Artist: Cesar Dominguez
Size: 7 3/4 in H x 7 in D