Monday, October 27, 2014

Hand Coiled Hand Painted Pottery

New in this week! These hand coiled, hand painted and hand fired pots are filled with unique and traditional design. Hand painted birds, animals and traditional geometric designs seem to almost jump off of the pottery walls. Each piece is signed by artist. Painting is still widely used to decorate pots in the Southwest. An addition to your collection to be proud of!
Inspired by pottery from the ancient city of Paquimé, which traded as far north as New Mexico and Arizona and throughout northern Mexico, modern potters are producing work for national and international sale. This new artistic movement is due to the efforts of Juan Quezada, the self-taught originator of modern Mata Ortiz pottery, his extended family and neighbors.
 The butterfly is a symbol of renewal and often these pots are given to a new mother, as a wedding gift to a daughter, or to someone going on a new venture in Native American culture. The piece is passed from generation to generation and always has a good meaning to each person it is handed down to.
Each animal is called a Totem and is a symbolism in the artist's the buffalo carving on this great pot! Any pottery that is made always has a good meaning even if it has a snake, lizard, insects, etc. Come and take a look at this wonderful pottery!