Ollas! The Pottery of Mata Ortiz

SKU: 3300


The tiny town of Mata Ortiz, Mexico is known around the world for its extraordinary pottery. Introduce your students to the remarkable story of Mata Ortiz through the work of Mauro Quezada, the nephew of Juan Quezada who re-discovered this ancient art. Mauro will take your students on a trip to his clay site where he shovels his precious material from the earth. They will watch the fascinating steps he takes to prepare the clay, along with his construction and painting techniques. This exciting new program is guaranteed to inspire your students and leave them with a real appreciation for the art that is created in the small, dusty village of Mata Ortiz. You will find it an outstanding resource for your ceramics and Mexican art lessons. A Teacher’s Guide with suggestions for classroom activities is included.

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