Olivia Dominguez

Born in 1971, Olivia Dominguez Renteria is a potter from Mata Ortiz. She first began working with clay and producing pottery when she was eight years old. Since then she has become well-known for her intricately carved effigy pots that often feature owls, snakes and lizards.

Some of the Awards Olivia has Earned

  • 1999: 2nd place in Paquimé ceramics contest "Towards the New Millennium" in Clay Sculpture category
  • 2009: 1st place in the Mata Ortíz Concurso, Clay Sculpture category
  • 2011: 3rd place Mata Ortíz Concurso Clay Sculpture category
  • 2012: 1st place in the National Tonallan Jalisco Concurso in the Contemporary category
  • 2013: 1st and 3rd place in the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Women of Mata Ortíz
  • 2013: 3rd place in the Mata Ortíz Concurso in the Sgraffito category
  • ​2014: 2nd place in the National Tonallan Jalisco Concurso in the Ceramic Sculpture category
  • 2014: 2nd place in The Tree of Life national contest in Metepec, State of Mexico, Contemporary category
  • 2015: 2nd place in the Mata Ortíz Concurso in the Sgraffito category
  • 2016: Award of Excellence in the Mata Ortíz Concurso in the Sgraffito category
  • 2017: Award of Excellence in the Mata Ortíz Concurso in the Sgraffito category
  • 2018: 1st place in the Mata Ortiz Concuraso in the Clay Sculpture category
  • 2019: Galardon in the Mata Ortiz Concurso
Paquime geometric designs decorate a lightly carved polychrome jar
Lightly carved polychrome jar decorated with Paquime geometric designs
10 3/4 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand

Mata Ortiz/Casas Grandes Potters