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Mata Ortiz pottery is made of local materials, constructed by coiling and pinching, and fired with dung, bark, or wood.

Chihuahua Mexico

Artist E Lopez

Juan Quezada is credited for the revival and development of pottery making in the area. In the early 1960s, he was a very poor farmer who also collected firewood in the area of the Paquimé archeological site.

Unlike pottery revivals in Arizona and New Mexico, which depended on the help of experts, Quezada revived Paquimé pottery all on his own.

Black Snake wedding vase

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