Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” – Banksy

Mata Ortiz Pottery By Varela & Nunez

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

$50.00

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