Highly unique, spheroid-shaped ceramic vase handcrafted in the town of Mata Ortiz, in a remote area of northern México. The intricate, textural exterior design is achieved by a combination of etching, painting (with a clay slip), and burnishing - all done by hand. Each vase is a true statement piece that demonstrates the high level of skill and artistry characteristic of Mata Ortiz pottery. Style with dry stems or all on its own.
Mata Ortiz pottery, named after the town of Mata Ortiz in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, represents some of the finest and most refined pottery styles in all of México. The region, rich with clay, has been fertile ground for pottery-making since the pre-hispanic era. In the 1960's, Juan Quezada (considered the "father" of modern-day Mata Ortiz pottery styles), reignited the pottery tradition in this town by experimenting with new techniques and types of local clay, resulting in a contemporary and higher-quality style of ceramics production. Today, dozens of artisans throughout the region have built upon Juan's work by honing and perfecting their own unique aesthetic. We work with several families, who create these pieces right out of the rooms of their homes, to bring you these incredible works of art.
All pieces are made from locally sourced clay, shaped by hand, etched, painted and burnished, and fired in the ground to finish. 100% lead-free and artisan-made.
- Handcrafted in Chihuahua, México
Materials: 100% Chihuahua clay
Size: 8" H x 15" D
Color: Jet black
Care: Wipe with a clean, soft towel as needed. Dry stems or decorative only. Do not submerge in water for sustained periods.