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Mata Ortiz Pottery

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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