Mata Ortiz Pottery Show and Sale Featuring Master Potter Oralia Lopez
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 24, 25 & 26, 2023, 10:00 am-4:00 pm each day
Please join us Thanksgiving weekend for a Show and Sale of Mata Ortiz Pottery featuring Master potter Oralia Lopez who will be demonstrating her work. Oralia is a second-generation potter from Mata Ortiz who learned to make pottery from her mother and older sister. Oralia is well known for her flawless intricate painted geometric designs and, tall neck jars. Oralia will also be bringing a collection of ceramics from other select potters living and working in Mata Ortiz. The pottery of Mata Ortiz is regarded as some of the finest ceramic ware in the world for its precision craftsmanship, thin walled, and finely painted vessels.
Come and meet the artist and see her incredible work along with the beautiful work of other Mata Ortiz artists.
Also, on Friday and Saturday, November 24 & 25, 2023, 11am-3pm we will have a book signing with Award-Winning Author Charmayne Samuelson for her Best Seller biography SPENCER MacCALLUM Memories-Mystique-Mata Ortiz. a biography of the anthropologist who jump-started the Mata Ortiz pottery movement after meeting potter, farmer, and cowboy Juan Quezada.
Looking for unique holiday gifts? What could be more special than an exquisite piece of pottery along with a signed bestseller!
This event is included with regular Museum admission.