Featuring an incredible variety of Mata Ortiz pottery, Oaxacan wood carvings, and Zapotec rugs.
Featuring an incredible variety of Mata Ortiz pottery, Oaxacan woodcarvings, and Zapotec rugs. Named for the artists’ pueblo in a remote river valley in the plains of Mexico, Mata Ortiz potters create a fusion of revived ancestral symbols and sophisticated contemporary design. Mata Ortiz pots are made in the ancient traditional style: hand built without a potter’s wheel, and often painted with brushes made from children’s hair. Artists use materials and tools that are locally sourced, and the fuel for pottery firing comes from grass-fed cows and split wood. Also explore Oaxacan woodcarvings and Zapotec rugs. Oaxacan folk art woodcarvings are carved entirely by hand from copal wood and then painted in bright colors in the style of the Zapotec culture. Also from this Oaxacan culture, this show features colorful Zapotec woven rugs, beautiful and authentic.
Daily screenings of the Mata Ortiz Pottery Phenomenon at 10AM & 1PM, pottery firings (weather permitting) at 11AM & 2PM, and pottery demonstrations throughout the show.
A free bus will be provided to and from the event. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the artistry of a unique heritage.
Event Category: Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Event Tags: art, carvings, demonstration, film, Mata Ortiz, Mexico, Oaxacan, pottery, rugs, traditional, Zapotec