Mata Ortiz pottery
In the style of the ancient tradition of the Paquime, revived by the people of the village of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico in the late 20th century.
Jose Martinez lives with his wife, Suzy Martinez in Barrio Central. They have been potters for more than 15 years. They are highly skilled at making perfectly polished graphite blackware that is as reflective as a mirror. Jose and Suzy are award winning potters and are featured artists in the book The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz. Stunning work!