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 Abraham Rodriguez Sgraffito Abstract Nature Scene White Clay Pot

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Abraham Rodriguez Sgraffito Abstract Nature Scene White Clay Pot

    $360.00
    Abraham Rodriguez just recently won 2nd place in the 2017 Concurso, the annual art competition in Mata Ortiz, Mexico for his sgraffito work! Abraham Rodriguez is a second generation potter who also learned the art of Mata Ortiz Pottery from his well known family members. Abraham is a true cowboy, and rides some of the nicest horses in town. His love of nature can readily be seen in his pottery. Abraham crafts some of the nicest sgraffito work with animal scenes in town. Sgraffito is the technique of building up layers of paint and then carving or etching to reveal the color of the clay below, and is quite the laborious process. At first sight you can see Abraham's love of nature, and he transfers the images into his work with care and respect. This piece is a fine example of his new work, a more modern abstract version of the nature scenes that he favors, with images of animals distributed throughout the piece. It holds an incredible visual interest. This piece was signed by the artist. Learn More

  2. Mata Ortiz Pottery Angela Corona Two Blue And Red Lizards Pot

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Angela Corona Two Blue And Red Lizards Pot

    $45.00
    We were delighted by the whimsy of this seed pot. The two little lizards are crafted well, and provide the perfect sense of humor to make you smile. A great and affordable way to begin your Mata Ortiz Pottery collection. Angela Corona is a delightful young woman, and she favors animals in her work. We love her lizard designs, as well as her turtles, owls and butterflies. This piece is signed by the artist. Learn More

  3. Mata Ortiz Pottery Celia Ortega Sgraffito White And Black Medium Egg Shape Pot Turtles Design

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Celia Ortega Sgraffito White And Black Medium Egg Shape Pot Turtles Design

    $75.00
    Celia Ortega is one of the very first artists that we drove to Mata Ortiz to meet. We saw her work at a gallery and fell in love! There is such a sweetness in her work! Celia is the daughter of the well known Yoli Ledezma, and favors the use of animal designs on her pottery. Celia uses the sgraffito technique, where layers of paint are built up and then the surface is etched to reveal the color of the clay below and form the fine details of the design. I love the classic combination of white clay with animal scenes painted in black. This turtle egg shaped pot is modern and fun! The pot is signed by the artist. Learn More

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  4. Mata Ortiz Pottery Celia Ortega Sgraffito White And Black Seedpot Butterflies

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Celia Ortega Sgraffito White And Black Seedpot Butterflies

    $45.00
    Celia Ortega is one of the very first artists that we drove to Mata Ortiz to meet. We saw her work at a gallery and fell in love! There is such a sweetness in her work! Celia is the daughter of the well known Yoli Ledezma, and favors the use of animal designs on her pottery. Celia uses the sgraffito technique, where layers of paint are built up and then the surface is etched to reveal the color of the clay below and form the fine details of the design. I love the classic combination of white clay with animal scenes painted in black. This pot is modern and fun! The pot is signed by the artist. Learn More

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  5. Mata Ortiz Pottery Celia Ortega Sgraffito White And Black Seedpot Rabbits

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Celia Ortega Sgraffito White And Black Seedpot Rabbits

    $45.00
    Celia Ortega is one of the very first artists that we drove to Mata Ortiz to meet. We saw her work at a gallery and fell in love! There is such a sweetness in her work! Celia is the daughter of the well known Yoli Ledezma, and favors the use of animal designs on her pottery. Celia uses the sgraffito technique, where layers of paint are built up and then the surface is etched to reveal the color of the clay below and form the fine details of the design. I love the classic combination of white clay with animal scenes painted in black. This pot is modern and fun! The pot is signed by the artist. Learn More

  6. Mata Ortiz Pottery Celia Ortega Sgraffito White And Black Seedpot Turtles

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Celia Ortega Sgraffito White And Black Seedpot Turtles

    $45.00
    Celia Ortega is one of the very first artists that we drove to Mata Ortiz to meet. We saw her work at a gallery and fell in love! There is such a sweetness in her work! Celia is the daughter of the well known Yoli Ledezma, and favors the use of animal designs on her pottery. Celia uses the sgraffito technique, where layers of paint are built up and then the surface is etched to reveal the color of the clay below and form the fine details of the design. I love the classic combination of white clay with animal scenes painted in black. This turtle seedpot is modern and fun! The pot is signed by the artist. Learn More

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  7. Mata Ortiz Pottery Cesar D. Nunez Gloria Reyes Black With Multicolor Small Pot

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

    $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. Most recently in 2017, the couple took home first place!! There is just no stopping them! 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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  8. Mata Ortiz Pottery Cesar D. Nunez Gloria Reyes Large Museum Quality Black With Multicolors

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Cesar D. Nunez Gloria Reyes Large Museum Quality Black With Multicolors

    $595.00
    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! In 2017 they went on to win first place in their category at the annual Concurso! Absolutely fantastic work from some of the rising stars of Mata Ortiz pottery! 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 pot is just Gorgeous!! Fantastic in every way!! Learn More

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  9. Mata Ortiz Pottery Cesar Navarette Ortiz Highly Polished Black With Multicolor Geometrics And Stylized Macaw Design

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Cesar Navarette Ortiz Highly Polished Black With Multicolor Geometrics And Stylized Macaw Design

    $150.00
    Absolutely Stunning!! The combination of the graphite high polish black with the multiple colors is one of our favorite styles. It is just so gorgeous and so eye catching. This piece is the work of Cesar Navarette Ortiz, the brother of Master Potter Eli Navarette, who originally developed this style. This piece is one of Cesar's trademark 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.. with this one featuring a multicolor geometric design and a stylized macaw bird! The colors used in this piece are unique and offset the black base perfectly. The piece is signed by the artist. Learn More

  10. Mata Ortiz Pottery Eduardo Olivas Quintana Sgraffito Feathered Serpent Design

    Mata Ortiz Pottery Eduardo Olivas Quintana Sgraffito Feathered Serpent Design

    $98.00
    Eduardo Olivas Quintana is a rising star among the second generation potters of Mata Ortiz. He is the nephew of master potter Jorge Quintana, and brother of Martin Olivas Quintana. Both brothers learned the art of Mata Ortiz pottery from their famous uncle, but both chose the sgraffito style as their signature art style. You can see the family resemblance in much of the Quintana Family's work, with consistently high quality sgraffito work. Sgraffito is the carving or scratching of designs into the pottery. Eduardo Olivas Quintana truly excels at this pottery technique, and we love his color combinations. This pot prominently features a bold serpent design. We love all of the designs that are included inside of the serpent. This pot is a great size for easy display, and done to museum quality. Learn More

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