Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Collected and cherished by people in many countries, Mata Ortiz Pottery is one of the finest and most innovative ceramics in the world. So much so that lectures and discussions about the art of Mata Ortiz have become very popular events in Puerto Vallarta.
Claudia Lovera and Alex Martinez, owners of The Mata Ortiz Art Gallery here in Vallarta, will be discussing what collectors and novices should look for when purchasing a piece of Mata Ortiz Pottery.
This event will take place on Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 pm at Banderas Bay’s own Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio; FireWorks, located inside Los Mercados at Aquiles Serdan 265, just a half-block west of Rizo’s in Vallarta’s Romantic Zone.
Also on hand will be Master Potter Adrian Rojas who will be demonstrating his unique painting techniques. Many original pieces will be available for purchase at incredible prices available only at this event.
Led by Juan Quezada, the entire Northern Mexico pueblo of Mata Ortiz creates outstanding handmade coiled pots, or ollas, following centuries-old methods. With an olla as their canvas, the potters of Mata Ortiz have imprinted not only re-creations of ancestral symbols, but they have searched within their very souls to create a unique artistic language, imaginative and original. These artists have progressed through the imitation of pre-Hispanic ceramics and have moved on to a sophisticated creation of contemporary art.
Tickets are $200 Pesos and include entry to the presentation, a glass of wine from Cork+Bottle and a raffle ticket to win a beautiful Mata Ortiz pot. Seating is limited to the first 30 people so go to Cork+Bottle, FireWorks or call 222-2806 today to secure your tickets.Don't miss this event, scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 pm at Banderas Bay’s own Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio, FireWorks, located inside Los Mercados. Again, seating is limited to the first 30 people, so stop by Cork+Bottle, FireWorks, or call (322) 222-2806 today to secure your tickets.