Mata Ortiz Pottery Mexican Fine Folk Art Collectible Celia Lopez Signed Décor
- Mata Ortis Pottery with Butterflies.
- Height- 4 1/2"
- Width/Diameter- 4 1/2"
- This gorgeous pot with butterflies on the surface was hand made, hand painted and etched by Celia Lopez
- Award Winning Celia is a member of the large Lopez family, many of which are potters from Mata Ortiz.
- Celia etches her name on all his pots/vessels. Look closely.
- Her pieces are usually composed of a white clay body decorated with complex repetitive geometric designs in different colors. She also often superimposes painted animals like bees, birds or lizards in a contrasting single color over the background.
- Celia's pottery is sought not only in the Mexico but in the United States and Europe.
- History of Mata Ortiz Pottery
- After the Mexican Revolution the town’s name was changed, to honor Juan Mata Ortiz, a local hero who fought against the Apaches in the 19th century.
- After the Revolution there was an influx of people and land was redistributed under the ejido system, but many residents still relied on seasonal labor and work with the railroad to get by. Rail work ended in the 1960's when the repair yard was relocated to Nuevo Casas Grandes, leading to the town’s decline, which continued until the 1980's The movement to create the pottery has included women as well as men since its beginning, and today women of all talent and expertise levels are found in the town.
- The town is known for its ceramics which are a revival of the Paquimé tradition, conserving much of its style, decoration and color.
- The vessel comes with a ceramic ring wrapped with felt.
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