The beauty, precision and all around allure of the pottery from Mata Ortiz has reached limits probably never expected from even the artists who create this much sought after art form. With their beginnings in Chihuahua, Mexico, the vases, pots or ollas as they are known here in Mexico have now become not only a popular luxury item, but moreso, a precious collection piece. Their elaborate designs depict re-creations of ancestral symbols and yet the artists have found within themselves an individual, creative and original language to make their pieces transform from imitations of pre-hispanic ceramics, becoming refined creations of contemporary art.
What is this attraction to Mata Ortiz pottery? Is it their particular style? The geographical region in which they are produced? The clay and the pigments used? Whatever it is, Mata Ortiz ceramics have been present at Galeria Lamanai for many years and we're extremely excited to offer you our latest arrivals.