Fine Pueblo Pottery
INDIVIDUAL MATA ORTIZ POTTERY
Juan Quezada Masterpiece Classic Mata Ortiz Pottery.
Juan Quezada is the self taught genius who working in Mata Ortiz, a small village in northern Mexico, discovered and gave rise to an incredible artistic movement, known the world over as Mata Ortiz pottery. This is a classic design, similar to the ones that make Juan famous..
In the third grade, Juan began working to
help his family. He loved the outdoors so he chose the job collecting firewood. His trips took him far into the Sierra Madre where he entered an archeological wonderland full of artifacts from the Paquime culture that had inhabited the region until the 1400s AD. Juan was fascinated with his pottery finds and decided that if the indians made pottery
then everything must be present in nature to do so. It was here high in
the mountains that Juan's genius came to life. Nature became his laboratory and fine pottery his aim. Juan tested many materials always returning to the pot shards for answers and inspiration. The true miracle of Juan's story is that one man working without instruction in a discipline known for its challenges, and using only artifacts to guide him was able to single handedly reinvent a lost way of art.
- Item No.: MO.758
- Artist: Juan Quezada
- Size: 10 3/4 in H x 7 1/2 in D
- Price: 9,750
|To return home, click: |