Family and Students of Juan Quezada

Mata Ortiz

This family and teaching tree is quite convoluted. Most everyone on the list traces their first learning either to Juan or to someone near Juan. But nearly everyone on the list is also busy teaching others, especially their own children.

Some of the above info is drawn from:

  • The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz, by Susan Lowell, © 1999, Rio Nuevo Publishers
  • Secrets of Casas Grandes: Precolumbian Art and Archaeology of Northern Mexico, edited by Melissa S. Powell, © 2006, Museum of New Mexico Press
  • Mata Ortiz Pottery Today, by Guy Berger, © 2010, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
  • Mata Ortiz Pottery: Art and Life, by Ron Goebel, © 2008, self-published
  • The Miracle of Mata Ortiz, by Walter P. Parks, © 1993, The Coulter Press

Most other info is derived from either personal contacts with family members, contacts with individual traders and ongoing searches of the Internet and closely scrutinizing any data found.

Mata Ortiz/Casas Grandes Potters