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Lew Sorensen Community Center

2-day workshop teaches intricacies of Mata Ortiz-style of pottery-making

2-day workshop teaches intricacies of Mata Ortiz-style of pottery-making

Ismael Flores helps Theresa Cappetta with her painting technique during a workshop on Mata Ortiz pottery at the Lew Sorensen Community Center, 2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Road.

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2-day workshop teaches intricacies of Mata Ortiz-style of pottery-making

2-day workshop teaches intricacies of Mata Ortiz-style of pottery-making

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.

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2-day workshop teaches intricacies of Mata Ortiz-style of pottery-making

2-day workshop teaches intricacies of Mata Ortiz-style of pottery-making

Andrea Gaus, center, was among the students who learned the intricate painting style required for Mata Ortiz pottery. The pieces also had to be sanded and burnished and fired over an open flame after painting. Contemporary Mata Ortiz pottery is a revival of an ancient Mesoamerican pottery-ma…

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2-day workshop teaches intricacies of Mata Ortiz-style of pottery-making

2-day workshop teaches intricacies of Mata Ortiz-style of pottery-making

Mata Ortiz pottery gets its name from the village in Chihuahua, Mexico, from which it originates. The pottery style requires painting intricate lines with fine, handmade brushes of about five human hairs.

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2-day workshop teaches intricacies of Mata Ortiz-style of pottery-making

2-day workshop teaches intricacies of Mata Ortiz-style of pottery-making

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

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Adult leisure classes weave together many interests

Adult leisure classes weave together many interests

Instructor Kim Harpster, left, helps student Nancy Howell thread the dozens of lines that comprise the warp of a floor loom during Harpster's beginning weaving class at the Lew Sorensen Community Center, 2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Road.

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Adult leisure classes weave together many interests

Adult leisure classes weave together many interests

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

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Adult leisure classes weave together many interests

Adult leisure classes weave together many interests

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

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Adult leisure classes weave together many interests

Adult leisure classes weave together many interests

Rose Clay, left, offers support as Trudy Harris weaves on a homemade foam-board loom during Kim Harpster's beginning weaving class. The Sorensen center's adult leisure program offers a variety of instruction, including in pottery making, drawing and yoga.

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Adult leisure classes weave together many interests

Adult leisure classes weave together many interests

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