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National Parks Store | Film: The Mata Ortiz Pottery Phenomenon


This film explores the history, economic challenges, and contemporary artistic innovations of the Mata Ortiz ceramic community while providing a close look at pottery construction, painting, and firing.

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Saturday, September 23

12 PM & 2 PM

This film follows ceramics enthusiast and museum founder David Armstrong into the high plains of Chihuahua, Mexico. His destination: the legendary village of Mata Ortiz, home of more than 400 ceramic artists working below the snow-capped mountains that provide a source of clay and minerals for glazes. These same mountains are where, as a small boy, famed Mexican potter Juan Quezada Celado discovered pottery shards from the Casas Grandes Indians and was inspired to reinvent their prehistoric techniques.

This film explores the history, economic challenges, and contemporary artistic innovations of the Mata Ortiz ceramic community while providing a close look at pottery construction, painting, and firing.

Running time: 60 minutes

To request a reservation, please call during business hours one week prior to the event.



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Event Tags: art, Casas Grandes Indians, film, glaze, Mata Ortiz Pottery, Mexico, national parks store, pottery

Date:
Saturday, September 23
Time:
12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free

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