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Mata Ortiz Black Ceramic Pot with Rabbits

SKU#: 134772
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  • $ 345.00

This beautifully hand-crafted vessel displays the ceramic artistry of the Mata Ortiz from north-western Chihuahua, Mexico.
The luminous metallic painted rabbits appear to be very animated, hopping around the black pottery vessel.
Signed by artist, Macario Ortiz.
Purchase also includes display ring for the base of the pottery.

Each piece of pottery is hand-crafted from start to finish. The clay itself is collected from the earth local to this area, and is then hand-formed without a wheel, sanded, and finally, beautiful and intricate patterns are painted free-hand using a small brush composed of only three or four human hairs! Lastly, the pot is fired, which often intensifies the rich colors. Today's Mata Ortiz artists begin at a young age and share the traditions of their ancient methods with many generations of family members.
The Gallery Store carries a special selection of ceramics and jewelry that are individually signed by the artists.

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