North Students Get Lesson with Mata Ortiz Potters

Posted by Community Relations Department at 3/6/2013

The Mata Ortiz Potters were at North, March 4-5, working with art students teaching them how to create the surface designs indicative of Mata Ortiz Pottery. Mata Ortiz pottery is a re-creation of the pre-Hispanic pottery found at an archeological site in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It is named after the modern town of Mata Ortiz, which is near the site and where a man named Juan Quezada learned to recreate this ancient pottery.  The potters come to Phoenix Union art classes every year, supporting their trips through the sale of their pottery.