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Oralia Lopez is a potter from the village of Mata Ortiz. She is a second generation potter, born in 1984 to Uriel Lopez and Jesus Guillen. She grew up in Barrio Lopez and learned to make pottery from her mother and older sister, Maribel Lopez. Her uncle is Leonel Lopez, Sr.
Oralia is most famous for her intricate patterns of graduated squares and triangles. She also likes to make tall neck jars with lids and matching ceramic stands.
She's married now and lives in the Phoenix, AZ, area, but she still imports Mata Ortiz clay and makes her tradmeark jars just like she did before.