Armstrong Gallery

2nd Annual Mata Ortiz Show
June 13-August 22, 2009

Mata Ortiz, the small village in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, is home to the art movement started by Juan Quezada, who has gained worldwide recognition for his art.

Mata Ortiz pots are hand built without the use of a potter’s wheel. The shaping, polishing and painting of the clay is entirely done by hand, often with tiny brushes made from children’s hair. The talented artists of Mata Ortiz have developed and created their own individual style in making these astonishing pottery pieces. The phenomenon of Mata Ortiz encompasses a unique cultural expression, economic need and artistic freedom producing an unexpected but extraordinary artistic movement in this small community. Today collectors come from all over the world to visit the small village and to acquire the miraculous pottery of Mata Ortiz.Travel Tea Sets

Juan Quezada Elvira Bugarini
Salvador Baca Vidal Corona
Olga Quezada Tomas Quintana
  • Armstrong’s is located at 150 East 3rd Street, Pomona, CA 91766
  • Website: http://www.armstronggallery.net
  • Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (& every second Saturday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m..)
  • The gallery will be hosting three receptions for the exhibition on the Pomona Second Saturday Art Walk. The scheduled dates are June 13, July 11, and August 8 and will run from 6 to 9 p.m. These three events are free to the public.

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