Red pot by Jose Almeraz from Mata Ortiz, Mexico measuring 7" x 6.5"
The pots from Mata Ortiz are formed by only the potter's hands; No pottery wheels are used. The clay is obtained locally from the hills around the village using pick-axes and shovels. The paints used are also natural. Each piece is signed by the artist. Mata Ortiz pottery began as a revival of ancient traditions in the 1970s, but has since developed a distinctive artistic style all it's own.