Mata Ortiz Ceramic - Mata Ortiz Gray

$ 10,000.00 MXN

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  • ◇ Technique: Hand painted on ceramic.

     ◇ Dimensions: 38 x 20 x 20 cm. / 15 x 8 x 8 in.

    Author: Cesar Bugarini.

    Unique piece.
    It Includes Certificate of Authenticity.

    Juan Mata Ortiz is a small town just XNUMX kilometers northwest of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Nearly 300 families dedicated to pottery live there, creating the most extraordinary works 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 current potters have incorporated their innovative designs and the development of their own distinctive styles.

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

    To make a vessel, the potters begin by kneading a clay tortilla that they comprise with their fingers in a shallow, plate-shaped plaster matrix. After cutting off the excess from the edges, they make a thick strip of clay and join its ends to form a ring of the same circumference as that of the mold. They place this large annular 'chorizo' on the edges of the mold and join it to the tortilla all around; with their fingers they press it upwards to form the walls. They then refine its shape and even out the surface. The walls are evenly thinned by scraping the outer face with the teeth of a piece of saw, while pressing with the fingers from the inner face.When you touch a finished pot, you can feel the fingers of the artist who shaped it inside.

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    international delivery

    United States / Canada - 1,500.00 MXN (2 to 4 business days).
    Europe - 2,900.00 MXN (3 to 4 business days).
    Central and South America - 2,500.00 MXN (4 to 6 business days).
    Asia / Oceania - 3,500.00 MXN (4 to 7 business days).

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