Mata Ortiz Pottery and Native American Jewelry Trunk Shows
The origins of these unique pots come from the ancient Paquimé people who lived in Casas Grandes from 1130 to the mid-1400s.A.D.
When: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: All ages
Mata Ortiz pottery is named after the small village of Juan Mata Ortiz in northern Chihuahua Mexico where it is created. The origins of these unique pots come from the ancient Paquimé people who lived in Casas Grandes from 1130 to the mid-1400s.A.D. The unique technique they used to create these vessels became a lost art until what is called the “miracle of Mata Ortiz”, when an anthropologist, Spencer MacCallum, traced the origins of a few unsigned pots back to its artist, Juan Quezada. Today there are more than 450 potters in this tiny village of 2000 residents, and Mata Ortiz pottery is now in major museums, galleries, and art collections in the US and around the world.
Linda Deremo was trained by an award-winning pueblo silversmith from one of the most traditional pueblos on traditional Native American jewelry-making techniques. She now creates her own signature style, incorporating customary technique into contemporary design elements. Her collection includes one-of-a-kind pieces created through elegant silversmithing and traditional beadwork, and can be found throughout Southern California in art shows, Native American Powwow gatherings, and cultural-related corporate events.
Event posted Aug. 26, 2013
Last updated Nov. 5, 2013