Mata Ortiz Pottery

Mata Ortiz has become one of the most famous villages known by fine pottery collectors. Juan Quezada first taught himself how to recreate the beautiful old Casas Grandes style pots from shards he found scattered in the desert around his home in northern Mexico, and then taught his family the art. His pots were first discovered in the 1970's in Deming, New Mexico. At this time, there are approximately 300 fine potters in the village, and this pottery is considered among the finest hand-coiled pottery in the world.