Mata Ortiz pots are formed by the potter’s hands, no pottery wheels are used. The clay is obtained locally from around the village in Chihuahua, Mexico using pick-axes and shovels. The paints used are also natural. The pottery is dung-fired on the ground, not in a kiln. Lastly, each piece is signed by the artist.
Marked on Bottom: Memo Varela / Aracely D. Nunez
Condition: No cracks or chips. Does have several scratches with loss of paint.
Measurements: 6″ tall x 4.5″ at widest point
Purchased in 2010 at The Cutter Gallery Fine Art in Las Cruces, New Mexico