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Mata Ortiz Pottery
Approximately 100 miles south of the US – Mexico border, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, lies a small town known as Mata Ortiz. Here, there are roughly 300 families whose sole livelihood is making pottery. The Mata Ortiz style of ceramics is a re-creation of the ancient pottery found at the nearby UNESCO archeological site Paquimé, updated with contemporary designs. Today's Mata Ortiz pottery blends traditional methods with original motifs, intricate designs, and geometric patterns.
We collaborate with Lucio and his family to bring you beautiful pottery from this town. Read more about his story below.