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Mata Ortiz Pottery Artists Museum Sale – Sedona.Biz


Sedona Heritage MuseumSedona AZ (October 6, 2021) – The Sedona Heritage Museum will host a Mata Ortiz pottery sale on Thursday October 14 and Friday October 15 at the Museum.

Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. will be a preview and a presale, limited to the first 50 RSVPs. These guests will be treated with wine and cheese and will have the opportunity to spend an intimate one-on-one moment with the artist. RSVPs are appreciated for this event for Museum planners. Please leave your RSVP at 928-282-7038.

Then, on Friday the 15th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the public will be welcome to meet the artist and see and buy these unique original pieces. This is an informal ’round trip’ during the day in the museum’s packing shed.

Before his death, geologist and co-author of “The Art and History of Mata Ortiz”, John Bezy worked with the potters of Mata Ortiz for over 30 years. He introduced this group of potters to Sedona. Today, artist Oralia Lopez continues the tradition of bringing pottery from her village of Chihuahua, Mexico, directly from the artists’ homes.

Lopez set the standard at Mata Ortiz for intricately executed geometric pottery designs and will show the results of his intricate painting skills, as well as the work of his neighbors and fellow artists. A selection of his pottery and other Mata Ortiz artists will be available for sale at prices similar to the direct prices in his village.

Mata Ortiz pottery developed in a small village in Chihuahua, Mexico. The traders of this ancient city greatly influenced the Anasazi, Hohokam and Mogollon cultures of the Southwest. The pottery on this site was the inspiration for Mata Ortiz’s modern ceramics. Considered a revival of an ancient Mesoamerican pottery tradition and based on 600-year-old processes, materials, pigments, and designs, this pottery is considered art, not craftsmanship. It has evolved from imitation of pre-Hispanic designs to contemporary expressions of every potter or family of potters who produce distinctive individualized items.

This is a free public event and fundraiser for the Museum.

The museum is located at 735 Jordan Road in the Jordan Historical Park in Uptown Sedona and is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-7038, sedonamuseum.org.


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