Mata Ortiz Trunk Show with Master Artist Oralia López

Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 10am–4pm and
Friday, February 2, 2018 from 10am–4pm

Shop a wonderful selection of both full scale and miniature Mata Ortiz pottery, created by Master Artist Oralia López and other fine artists, at wholesale prices ranging from $20–$1,000 at the Mata Ortiz Trunk Show held at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.

Admission to the Trunk Show is free. Museum admission not included. Please enter the Trunk Show through the museum's main entrance.

Mata Ortiz Pottery

Featuring a daily presentation by John V. Bezy on The Prehistoric Roots of Modern Mata Ortiz Pottery

The modern Mata Ortiz ceramics tradition is part of a cultural heritage that is over 900 years old.  Learn more about the origins of Mata Ortiz pottery in this 25-minute presentation. Following each presentation, Master Artist, Oralia Lόpez, will demonstrate the intricate techniques involved in forming and painting these ceramic pots.

Presentations will be made both days at 11:00am. Presentations are free, however seating is limited.

About Master Artist Oralia López

Mata Ortiz Master Artist Oralia Lopez

Mata Ortiz Master Artist Oralia Lόpez

Master Artist Oralia López has set the standard in Mata Ortiz for finely executed geometric pottery designs. Her work is inspired by a rich heritage of Native American religious symbolism in geometrically patterned ceramics. Oralia’s great dedication to excellence is reflected in the magnificent quality of each finely painted vessel. She shows her work throughout the United States, and her reputation as an exceptional artist has spread to Europe and Asia.  Oralia represents 88 Mata Ortiz potters and will have a large selection of pottery in all price ranges available during this 2-day demonstration and sale.  

About John V. Bezy

John earned a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, taught at several Southwestern colleges, conducted geological studies with State and Federal agencies and the private sector, and authored numerous publications about the human and natural history of the Southwest and northern Mexico. He has worked with the potters of Mata Ortiz for many years and conducts educational tours to Mata Ortiz and other parts of Mexico and Latin America.