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National Parks Store: Film | The Mata Ortiz Pottery Phenomenon


This film features the history, the economic challenges, and the contemporary artistic innovations of the Mata Ortiz ceramic community.

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Follow ceramics enthusiast and museum founder David Armstrong into the high plains of Chihuahua, Mexico. His destination: the legendary village of Mata Ortiz, home of over 400 ceramic artists working below the snow-capped mountains that provide a source of clay and minerals for glazes. The same mountains where Juan Quezada, as a small boy, discovered pottery shards from the Casas Grandes Indians and was inspired to reinvent their prehistoric techniques.
This film features the history, the economic challenges, and the contemporary artistic innovations of the Mata Ortiz ceramic community while providing a close look at clay gathering, pottery construction, painting, and firing.

Show times at 12 PM & 2 PM.



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Event Tags: American Indian, culture, film, free, history, Mata Ortiz, Mexico, pottery

Date:
Wednesday, September 28
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 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
To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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