The southwestern home decorating style has been hot for years now and it looks like it’s with us to stay. The problem is however, that in recent years so many of the accessories have become a bit cliché. This is precisely why people who have grown tired of dream-catchers and baskets are now rushing to decorate with Mata Ortiz pottery.
The ancient story of Mata Ortiz pottery
To begin with, you can’t get any more authentic than you will with these pieces that take their design inspiration from works done hundreds of years ago. Long before the arrival of Europeans to the new world. Actual Pre Columbian pottery that was found in archeological digs in the Casas Grandes region of Northern Mexico.
Money spent home decorating can be an investment
Variety and range of design is another element that plays heavily into this unique genre of ceramics growing popularity. Pots, bowls, plates, wall pieces and even abstract works come in a huge range of colors size and prices. Add to that, that money spent on antique pottery home decorating with this unique style of art is money well invested.
Created by a select few avant-garde Mexican artists
It was back in the mid 1970s that a new and unusually high quality style of ceramic pottery began to appear in galleries in New Mexico. Created by a select few avant-garde Mexican artists who were striving to recapture the look and feel of ancestral ceramics being excavated near their homes.
Mata Ortiz pottery by Hector Gallegos Jr, Nature Scene Sgraffito Pot Coyote Sun
Capturing the look and feel with complete authenticity
These artists decided from the very beginning that in order for their works to be completely authentic, no modern tools or techniques could be used in the making of it. This means no potters wheels and not even modern kilns, as each piece is crafted by hand and fired in wood stoked pits
Manuel Rodriguez: Large Dolphin Geometric
Cindy Perez pottery
‘Labyrinth Olla’ by Porfirio Pilo Mora
Mata Ortiz pottery by Betty Quezada