Deming Art Council sells donated Mata Ortiz pottery to raise funds

This Mata Ortiz pottery was made by famous potter Nicolas Quezada and is on sale at the Deming Art Center, 100 S. Gold St. The pot costs $ 500 and will benefit projects for the Deming Art Council.

DEMING – The Deming Art Council sells a donated piece of art to raise funds for the Deming Art Center located at 100 S. Gold Street.

The famous potter Mata Ortiz Nicolas Quezada created a pot over 35 years ago in the shape and technique of the famous pottery Mata Ortiz or Casas Grandes. This fundraiser was donated by a private donor to CAD.

Known for its detailed and intricate artwork and ancient form of fired ceramic pottery, this is one of the finest and most innovative ceramics in the world, according to the website https: // www. mataortiz.com/.

Led by Juan Quezada, the Mata Ortiz pueblo ensemble creates handmade, rolled-up pots or ollas, using centuries-old methods.

The website continues, inspired by Paquime ceramics, Casas Grandes, Mata Ortiz potters create contemporary works of art, often incorporating Mimbres motifs shared by Native American cultures in the Southwest.

With an olla as a canvas, the potters of Mata Ortiz imprinted in them not only recreations of ancestral symbols, but they searched in their own mind and creativity and were able to design a unique, creative and original artistic language.

They went through the imitation of pre-Hispanic ceramics, and moved on to a sophisticated creation of contemporary art.

Nicolas Quezada’s work in this piece showcases the best of handmade Mata Ortiz pottery.

The jar is displayed in the center and sells for $ 500. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Follow the CAD on www.demingarts.org and on Facebook. You can call 575-546-3663.

This article originally appeared on Deming Headlight: Deming Art Council selling Mata Ortiz pottery donated to raise funds

Norma D. Ross