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Mata Ortiz Lucio Mug

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Our Lucio mug is designed and handcrafted in the town of Mata Ortiz, México. Featuring an avian-inspired design, these beautiful mugs demonstrate the high level of skill and artistry characteristic of Mata Ortiz pottery. Each mug holds 12 fl. oz.

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 the pottery right out of the rooms of their home - to bring you these incredible works of art.

All pieces are made from locally sourced clay, shaped by hand, dried, sanded, etched, burnished, painted and fired in the ground to finish. 100% lead-free and artisan-made.

  • Handcrafted in Chihuahua, México
  • Materials: 100% Chihuahua clay
  • Size: 4" H x 3" D
  • Color: Creamy ivory with black hand-painted details
  • Care: Hand wash with mild soap and water.

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