Category Archives: Native American Pottery

The History of Mata Ortiz Pottery

The History of Mata Ortiz Pottery

Mata Ortiz pottery was revived with an archaeological dig in Paquimé, a pre-Columbian city located in the Rio Grande River Valley. Paquimé grew into a thriving city with booming political and commercial life, a working sewer system, irrigation, fine buildings and more, earning it the nickname of Casas Grandes, or large houses. This civilization vanished… Continue Reading

How to Recognize Authentic Native American Art

How to Recognize Authentic Native American Art

Native American art honors and preserves the rich cultures of Native American people. Those in the market for Native American art know the value in investing in and treasuring this type of art. It’s important to know how to recognize what is authentic and what is not. Whether the item is a sculpture, carving, doll,… Continue Reading

Mata Ortiz Pottery

Mata Ortiz Pottery

Some of the most beautiful and intricate contemporary ceramic pieces in the world, Mata Ortiz pottery is made from locally dug clay using the methods that Native American potters have used for hundreds of years. These beautiful pieces are made in Mata Ortiz, a village located in Chihuahua Mexico. More than 500 of the Village’s… Continue Reading