Mata Ortiz

DeSilva Imports has established great relationships with Master Potters from Mata Ortiz, Mexico. We produce educational events at museums throughout the southwest. We are a leading source of fairly traded high quality Mata Ortiz Pottery. We hand select all of our pottery and have a wide range of gorgeous museum quality pottery in every price range.Fine Mexican Contemporary Folk Art

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  1. Mata Ortiz Pottery Carlos Loya Lizard Bowl Cazuela

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Carlos Loya Lizard Bowl Cazuela

    $1,100.00
    Carlos Loya is another member of the top tier of talent coming from the region of Casas Grandes/Mata Ortiz. Carlos has won numerous awards, including first place in traditional clays in the 2010 national ceramics awards held in Tlaquepaque, Mexico, and first place in Mexico City's prestigious Concurso Nacional. Carlos is well known for his cazuela bowls, and this is one of the premiere examples of his work Learn More

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  2. Mata Ortiz Pottery Cesar D. Nunez Gloria Reyes Award Winning Design Extra Large Cazuela Bowl Black With Multicolors

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Cesar D. Nunez Gloria Reyes Award Winning Design Extra Large Cazuela Bowl Black With Multicolors

    $995.00
    There is a great modern appeal in the incredible Mata Ortiz pottery being crafted by the and wife team of Cesar Dominguez Nunez and Gloria Reyes. Cesar and Gloria really do Mata Ortiz proud, as they are highly skilled and creative potters who create their own unique designs, always with an emphasis on the highest quality possible! It is of no great surprise that these two artists have been winning multiple awards for their work since 2013 at the Mata Ortiz Concurso, the Mexican Government sponsored juried award show to recognize the best potters in Mata Ortiz.The couple has won for their collaborative work, and have also entered pieces separately and both won in the same competition! their pottery is a true standout among the highly polished black pottery. They add very intricate and precise detail in a fabulously appealing multi colored design. Their pottery is hand formed in the traditional manner without the use of a potter's wheel, and they paint these intricate designs with home made paint brushes crafted of long strands of human hair. This large size cazuela is an incredible feet of accomplishment! Not only is it well crafted and painted on the outside surface, but it is also painted on the inside - something that very few artists even attempt due to the degree of difficulty of maneuvering inside the surface with the human hair brushes, while still achieving a highly precise painted design. It is no wonder that they received one of their first awards with a similar design and shape! Fantastic in every way!! Learn More

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  3. Mata Ortiz Pottery Cesar D. Nunez Gloria Reyes Black With Multicolor Round Pot Seedpot

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Cesar D. Nunez Gloria Reyes Black With Multicolor Round Pot Seedpot

    $100.00
    There is a great modern appeal in this fantastic pot by Cesar Dominguez Nunez and Gloria Reyes. A great representative of the black with multi color paint applied with hair brushes crafted from long strands of human hair. Such detail! Wow! The work of Cesar and Gloria is one of our favorites in this style due to the beautiful level of precision and detail in their work. Cesar and Gloria took 3rd place in the 2013 Mata Ortiz Concurso (government sponsored pottery competition) for a piece that they collaborated on together. In 2014, Cesar and Gloria each won prizes in the annual pottery competition, where Cesar took home second place and Gloria third place in their category. Truly beautiful work from multiple award winning artists! We can definitely recommend adding a piece from these two artists to your collection. Their trademark style is this very detailed multi color painted designs on a high polish black surface. The high shine comes from hand polishing with an agate stone, and the precise painting is done with long strands of human hair! Stunning! Learn More

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  4. Mata Ortiz Pottery Claudia Ledezma White Clay Rabbit Pot Carved and Painted Mimbres Designs

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Claudia Ledezma White Clay Rabbit Pot Carved and Painted Mimbres Designs

    $180.00
    Claudia Ledezma and her husband Luis Rodriguez are quickly becoming some of our favorite potters in Mata Ortiz! Highly skilled second generation potters, their work is consistently high quality, thin walled, light weight and with great attention to detail. They favor the Mimbres designs in their work, and combine the fine painting with the wonderful textural quality of carving on the surface of the pottery. I love how thin walled their work is.. crisp and clean and perfectly formed! Their work never lasts, and we have been consistently bringing home great treasures from them! I love the rabbit design on both sides of this piece, and all the cool carved in geometric designs! Museum quality work from a young artist! Learn More

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  5. Mata Ortiz Pottery Eli Navarette Polished Black With Base Multicolor Lizard Design

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Eli Navarette Polished Black With Base Multicolor Lizard Design

    $695.00
    Stunning! Absolutely Stunning!! If it was possible to classify, Museum Quality would not even be good enough to describe the work of Master Potter Eli Navarette. Eli was featured in the original book The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz, and since then he has just continued to innovate and progress in his artwork. Eli has won so many awards year after year that it would be impossible to list them all. His pottery is elegant and incredibly thin walled and light weight - which is the ultimate test for a Mata Ortiz potter. But beyond the superior craftsmanship, Eli is a true artist, always pushing himself to do something new and creative. I will never forget seeing one of his award winning pieces where he used his favorite lizard pattern, but that pattern was created only from the mixture of different clay, and it could be seen from both the inside and the outside of the pottery. Not an ounce of paint, yet a beautiful lizard pattern evenly distributed throughout the piece! Wow! No other artist has pulled that one off in the village. This piece is one of his traditional highly polished black pieces, with animals hidden throughout the painted design. Although painted with long strands of human hair, these animal designs are crisp and precise. Excellent quality! It is fun to look for the animals around the piece.. lizard, parrots, fish.. so many cool details! Grab it while it lasts! Learn More

  6. Mata Ortiz Pottery Elijio Ortiz Black On Black Lipped Pot With Fish Design

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Elijio Ortiz Black On Black Lipped Pot With Fish Design

    $120.00
    A great affordable way to own a piece of art made by the famous Ortiz Family of Mata Ortiz, Mexico! Absolutely gorgeous pottery from Elijio Ortiz, the son of the world famous (now deceased) Master Potter Chevo Ortiz... one of the finest potters of the Barrio Porvenir section of town, and a pioneer in the art form. We just love the fact that Elijio is carrying on the traditions that he learned from his father, and thus keeping his spirit and art alive. For us at DeSilva Imports, this pottery has a special value for its social impact, and its preservation of ancient traditions. The work of Elijio is very nicely formed and painted. We love the effect of the matte paint on the high polish black surface when combined with the highly burnished lip on this particular piece.And check out the cool fish design that has been brilliantly incorporated into this piece! It is a bargain for the level of expertise of this young potter.. Learn More

  7. Mata Ortiz Pottery Elijio Ortiz Black On Black Rounded Pot With Fish Design

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Elijio Ortiz Black On Black Rounded Pot With Fish Design

    $120.00
    A great affordable way to own a piece of art made by the famous Ortiz Family of Mata Ortiz, Mexico! Absolutely gorgeous pottery from Elijio Ortiz, the son of the world famous (now deceased) Master Potter Chevo Ortiz... one of the finest potters of the Barrio Porvenir section of town, and a pioneer in the art form. We just love the fact that Elijio is carrying on the traditions that he learned from his father, and thus keeping his spirit and art alive. For us at DeSilva Imports, this pottery has a special value for its social impact, and its preservation of ancient traditions. The work of Elijio is very nicely formed and painted. We love the effect of the matte paint on the high polish black surface, And check out the cool fish design that has been brilliantly incorporated into this piece! It is a bargain for the level of expertise of this young potter.. Learn More

  8. Mata Ortiz Pottery Elijio Ortiz Black On Black Squared Pot

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Elijio Ortiz Black On Black Squared Pot

    $120.00
    A great affordable way to own a piece of art made by the famous Ortiz Family of Mata Ortiz, Mexico! Absolutely gorgeous pottery from Elijio Ortiz, the son of the world famous (now deceased) Master Potter Chevo Ortiz... one of the finest potters of the Barrio Porvenir section of town, and a pioneer in the art form. We just love the fact that Elijio is carrying on the traditions that he learned from his father, and thus keeping his spirit and art alive. For us at DeSilva Imports, this pottery has a special value for its social impact, and its preservation of ancient traditions. The work of Elijio is very nicely formed and painted. The squared and flat sides of this piece have a cool and unusual affect. Cool, unique and modern! It is a bargain for the level of expertise of this young potter. Learn More

  9. Mata Ortiz Pottery Elvira Bugarini Extra Fine Detail Large Round Pot With Crazy Band Design

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Elvira Bugarini Extra Fine Detail Large Round Pot With Crazy Band Design

    $895.00
    Elvira is one of the rising stars of potters in Mata Ortiz, and one to keep your eye on for the future. She has beeen wining some major prizes in international and Mexican national juried pottery shows. Elvira took home the Best in Show award at the 2013 Women Potters of Mata Ortiz Juried Art Show that was held at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. At the same show she also took first place in the category for Innovation and second place in the category for White Clay/Polychrome Paint. Also in 2013, Elvira won first place at the CLAY 2013 International Juried Exhibition, A Tile & A Vessel with a piece entitled Caja Con Puertas de Paquime. In 2014 Elvira went on to win second place at the prestigious Mexican National Ceramic Awards held annually in Tlaquepaque, Mexico with a piece titled Lineas Caprichosas. Elvira's work is known for the finely detailed painted designs that are done in bands that wrap around the pot. It is a design that she learned from her world famous sister Laura Bugarini. Elvira changes it up a bit with the crazy placement of her painted designs, that have to be precisely and symmetrically placed on the surface of the pot. But each pot is actually a true collaboration between Elvira and her husband Jesus Manuel Pedregon. Although only signed by Elvira, Jesus actually begins each piece, with larger and more colorful bands of geometric design. His placement of his own designs, then sets the spacial layout for Elvira to paint the miniature designs that work in perfect harmony with her husband's designs. We absolutely love collaboration work, so these piece definitely speak to us! Learn More

  10. Mata Ortiz Pottery Elvira Bugarini Extra Fine Detail Medium Egg Shape Pot With Crazy Band Design

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Elvira Bugarini Extra Fine Detail Medium Egg Shape Pot With Crazy Band Design

    $390.00
    Elvira is one of the rising stars of potters in Mata Ortiz, and one to keep your eye on for the future. She has beeen wining some major prizes in international and Mexican national juried pottery shows. Elvira took home the Best in Show award at the 2013 Women Potters of Mata Ortiz Juried Art Show that was held at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. At the same show she also took first place in the category for Innovation and second place in the category for White Clay/Polychrome Paint. Also in 2013, Elvira won first place at the CLAY 2013 International Juried Exhibition, A Tile & A Vessel with a piece entitled Caja Con Puertas de Paquime. In 2014 Elvira went on to win second place at the prestigious Mexican National Ceramic Awards held annually in Tlaquepaque, Mexico with a piece titled Lineas Caprichosas. Elvira's work is known for the finely detailed painted designs that are done in bands that wrap around the pot. It is a design that she learned from her world famous sister Laura Bugarini. Elvira changes it up a bit with the crazy placement of her painted designs, that have to be precisely and symmetrically placed on the surface of the pot. But each pot is actually a true collaboration between Elvira and her husband Jesus Manuel Pedregon. Although only signed by Elvira, Jesus actually begins each piece, with larger and more colorful bands of geometric design. His placement of his own designs, then sets the spacial layout for Elvira to paint the miniature designs that work in perfect harmony with her husband's designs. We absolutely love collaboration work, so these piece definitely speak to us! Learn More

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