Ceramics by Mata Ortiz - Shamán Paquimé

$ 20,000.00 MXN

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  • ◇ Technique: Hand painted on ceramic.

    ◇ Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 3 cm. / 3 x 1.8 x 1.4in.

    ◇ Author: Carla Martínez Vargas.

    Unique piece. Includes certificate of authenticity.

    With Chaman de Paquimé I try to represent the duality of the individual who conceives himself as a shaman (or is conceived as such by his society or cultural group within it).
    He is apparently just a simple subject but always in contact with nature. That's why on the one hand I represent him holding a bird. In appearance simple but this is black, the color of the night, the enigmatic and the supernatural.
    On the other hand, the individual is presented as already in a trance, deeply connected with nature, with the earth and life. The mask with the figure of a macaw and turkey feathers, both birds revered by the Paquimeitas, for their colors and the sustenance they provided but also for the representation of their deities and the elements.

    Juan Mata Ortiz is a small town just three hundred twenty kilometers northwest of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. There live about 300 families dedicated to pottery, creating the most extraordinary jobs that are currently produced. Each potter makes the piece in the same way in which they were made 600 years ago in the city of Paquimé, however today's potters have incorporated their innovative designs and the development of their own distinctive styles.

    Mata Ortiz Ceramics are made with ancestral techniques that the Paquimé culture used with designs made with lead-free and mineral paints and children's hair brushes. These pieces are made entirely by hand in an approximate period of one to three months and are used in their burning stage poplar tree bark and buñiga (dry cow manure) to achieve the appropriate temperature as well as preserve the style of rustic burning that characterizes them.

  • Carla Martínez Vargas was born on November 20, 1982 in Ignacio Zaragoza, Chihuahua and lived there until she completed her high school studies. She later moved to Nuevo Casas Grandes Chihuahua to study at the Preparatory level. She graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Nuevo Casas Grandes as the best student in Industrial Engineering. She has developed professionally in industry and academia.

    Carla has been involved with the Mata Ortiz ceramics art movement, not only as an active member of the community but also as a pottery artist whose work has already been published and recognized for her exquisite work in clay miniatures.

    Carla has participated in the International Clay Festival in Silver City in New Mexico USA exhibiting her work as well as giving workshops on her techniques in the years 2013-2017.

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