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  • PHOTOS BY MIKE CHRISTY / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Ismael Flores helps Theresa Cappetta with her painting technique during a workshop on Mata Ortiz pottery at the Lew Sorensen Community Center,…

  • Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Sta

Ally Ryan concentrates on the intricate lines of her butterfly-themed pot painted in the Mata Ortiz style of pottery during a two-day workshop.

  • PHOTOS BY MIKE CHRISTY / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Andrea Gaus, center, was among the students who learned the intricate painting style required for Mata Ortiz pottery. The pieces also had to b…

  • Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Sta

Mata Ortiz pottery gets its name from the village in Chihuahua, Mexico, from which it originates. The pottery style requires painting intricat…

  • Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Sta

Roxann Alleman studies a Mata Ortiz-style piece during Friday's workshop. Three Mata Ortiz artists and a translator drove from Mexico to teach…

  • Mike Christy Arizona Daily Star
  • PHOTOS BY MIKE CHRISTY / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Instructor Kim Harpster, left, helps student Nancy Howell thread the dozens of lines that comprise the warp of a floor loom during Harpster's …

  • Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Sta

Program coordinator Karen Reifschneider binds the warp together on a warping board for transfer to a loom.

  • Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Sta

Student Nancy Howell threads the dozens of strings that comprise the warp. The 8-week class allows students to work on table, floor and tapest…

  • Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Sta

Rose Clay, left, offers support as Trudy Harris weaves on a homemade foam-board loom during Kim Harpster's beginning weaving class. The Sorens…

  • Mike Christy Arizona Daily Star

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