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Mata Ortiz and Acoma Pueblo Native American Pottery

Mata Ortiz pottery is a recreation of the Mogollon pottery found in and around the archeological site of Casas Grandes in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Named after the modern town of Mata Ortiz, which is near the archeological site, the style was propagated by Juan Quezada Celado. Quezada learned on his own to recreate this ancient pottery and then went on to update it. By the mid 1970s, Quezada was selling his pottery and teaching family and friends to make it  By the 1990s, the pottery was being shown in museums and other cultural institutions.

Acoma Pueblo Pottery
Fifty miles West of Albuquerque and near Enchanted Mesa is the historic Acoma pueblo. Acoma potters are blessed with one of the finest natural clay sources, and when it's mixed with a crushed potsherd temper it produces a very thin walled and light weight pottery.


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