Located in northern Chihuahua in Mexico, about 2 hours from the border, is the village of Mata Ortiz, or Casas Grandes as it was originally known. Juan Quezada began the noted pottery revivial there in the mid-1970s and the area now flourishes as a center for the thin-walled pottery and expressive effigies for which it is known. Most of the potters who live there are family members of Sr. Quezada and the work they have produced is some of the best contemporary pottery in North America. Some Mata Ortiz potters have signature styles (such as Angel Amaya and his wife Avelina Corona with their brown and white pottery) and almost everyone produces collectible wares.
PLEASE NOTE that while we are not obligated under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act to include Mata Ortiz pottery, it is our corporate policy to apply the same standards to all works of art or crafts that we sell. We will always be truthful as to origin and artist.