Latest Find

I adore Native Pottery. I picked up this Betty Quezada Vase at the weekend.

It comes from Mexico, near the ruins of Casas Grandes. Mata Ortiz is a small village in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, less than 100 miles from the Mexico border. It is here that Juan Quezada was born and began this art pottery movement.

Mata Ortiz pots are hand built without the use of a potter’s wheel. Shaping, polishing and painting the clay is entirely done by hand, often with brushes made from children’s hair. All materials and tools originate from supplies that are readily available locally. The preferred fuel for the low temperature firing is grass-fed cow manure or split wood. Each of these characteristics derive from the ancient pottery traditions of the region, however Mata Ortiz ware incorporates elements of contemporary design and decoration and each potter or pottery family produces distinctive individualized ware.

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About annie

I am Annie, living in a village just outside of Winchester in the Southern part of the UK. I am married to Bernie for 21 years and have Emma and Becky, 18 and 15. Two cats, two dogs, rabbit and 6 Shubunkin. I believe totally in recycling and Charity Shopping. I like writing and books. I sell interesting generally old books on Amazon.Hopefully this blog will be about my finds and include snippets of family life . I have three other blogs, one for my Rabbit, Black cat and my poetry. You should be able to find them here!
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2 Responses to Latest Find

  1. Penny-Rose says:

    This is a beautiful vase – the glaze and the pattern are amazing. I could not imagine creating this object by hand, the potters must be true craftsmen (and women).

  2. Beakywitch says:

    It looks so smooth.

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