An artistic phenomenon that was born near the Magical Town of Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, next to the archaeological zone of Paquimé. This is the community of Juan Mata Ortiz, Mexican pride, whose prodigious hands produce beautiful pottery pieces recognized internationally.
The initiator was Juan Quezada, self-taught appealed by mud, got his inspiration in the arid-American pottery of his ancestors. The pieces are pots and jars decorated with a very characteristic style, which has evolved into perfection.
Its technique is a result of observation of color and geometric patterns and is used by more than 300 artisans of the region.
They do not use sketches to paint the pottery, they use own ideas and good pulse. The pots are painted by hand, with a human hair brush. The surface is used by the artist as a canvas. The traces are so exact that they seem to be made by a computer.
The potters innovate through bas-reliefs, fine sgraffito and clean tones of colors that holds a magical touch. The fineness of the piece is determined by the sanding and polishing time.
The iconographic influences are macaws and geometric figures. With them, they create the forms and styles wanted by collectors, who are indispensable to define the value of the pieces on the market and help spread the fame of Mata Ortiz through the main art galleries.
The production process, which has transcended for generations, is very meticulous. each piece is curated and has its own record and destination identified.
Unique and unrepeatable proposals, because they do not allow mistakes, they combine simplicity, harmony, and elegance … nobody can stop admiring them. This beauty is part of our great heritage.