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Eli Navarrete Polychrome Design Mata Ortiz Pottery
In the by now famous book on Mata Ortiz pottery, The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz we read the following about Eli Navarrete Ortiz: Eli Navarrete Ortiz is one of the finest second-generation potters from the Porvenir tradition. His artistic ability and his application of paint are inspirational. While most potters from Porvenir repeat the same design over and overagain around the surface, Eli paints complicated designs that, when studied closely reveal interlocking animals and geometric forms in a Paquime motif. Sometimes he paints up to five animals hidden in rthe design and challenges the viewer to find them all.
This incredible artist is responsible for reviving the use of color over black graphite and his work is now among the most widely collected around the world.
The large olla offered for auction measures an impressive 9 inches tall by 6 1/2 inches wide and is decorated with an intricate web of animal shapes and geometric designs. It is sheer fun trying to spot and recognize them all!
- Item No.: MO.426
- Artist: Eli Navarrete Ortiz
- Size: 9 in H x 6 1/2 in Diameter
Yolanda Quezada Mata Ortiz Pottery Stunner
Yolanda Quezada is the niece of Juan Quezada being the daughter of his sister, Reynalda. Like Reynalda, she makes absolutely beautiful black on black pottery with animals in relief, such as frogs, lizards, and geckos. And like a true artis, now and then she produces original, impressive works of art.
The present olla is one of Yolanda's fine-line creations, dcortated with black and red lines and bands over a tan background. It is a large piece measuring 11 inches tall by 9 3/4 inches wide.
- Item No.: MO.536
- Artist: Yolanda Quezada
- Size: 11 in H x 9 3/4 in Diameter
- Price: 599
Tavo Silveira Mata Ortiz Polychrome Masterpiece
Octavio (Tavo) Silveira is among the best known potters in Mata Ortiz. His variety of repertoire and color schemes - from deep reds to white slip polychromes - has made him a true favorite among collectors. Note the elegance of the present design, consisting of a single band with internal decoration around the neck of the pot..
The present measures 7 inches high by 5 1/2 inches in diameter at it widest part.
- Item No.: MO.438
- Artist: Tavo Silveira
- Size: 7 in H x 5 1/2 in Diameter