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Where Art, Archaeology and Geology Meet

Authors celebrate the pottery of Mata Ortiz

mataortiz-port Traditional Mata Ortiz pottery has become sought-after art.
Less than a hundred miles south of the border, in the state of Chihuahua, a small village has revived its ancient pottery tradition and turned it into sought-after art--and big business.

In a new book, The Artistry and History of Mata Ortiz, local authors John Bezy, a retired geologist, and Stuart Scott, a retired archaeologist, have documented the history of Mata Ortiz pottery. They join the studio to share the community's story and discuss its unique heritage of self-taught pottery.

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