Alex Ortega

Alex Ortega is a potter who lives and works in Mata Ortiz. He usually works with his wife, Vivi Silveira. Together they usually make white body jars and fire them to be glossy black on the surface. Then they decorate the jars with sgraffito designs of insects, reptiles, animals and birds on a mesh or netting backdrop.

Sgraffito turtle and web design on a red jar
Red jar decorated with a sgraffito turtle and web design
4 1/2 in H by 4 in Dia
Sgrafftio animal and reptile design with a mesh background on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito animal and reptile design with a mesh background
4 1/4 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito turtle and mesh design on a black and white seed pot
Black and white seed pot decorated with a sgraffito turtle and mesh design
2 1/2 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito reptile, insect and animal design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito animal, insect and reptile design 4 1/2 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito dragonfly and geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito dragonfly and geometric design
2 3/4 in H by 5 in Dia
Sgraffito rabbit and mesh design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito rabbit and mesh design
2 1/2 in H by 4 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito rabbit and mesh design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito rabbit and mesh design
4 1/2 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito bird and mesh design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito bird and mesh design
5 in H by 4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito rabbit and mesh design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito rabbit and mesh design
4 3/4 in H by 4 in Dia
Sgraffito bird and mesh design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito bird and mesh design
4 3/4 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito animal, bird, lizard, butterfly, dragonfly and mesh motif on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgrffito bird, animal, butterfly, lizard, dragonfly and mesh motif
6 1/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito lizard, bird, dragonfly and animal design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito animal, dragonfly, lizard and bird design
4 3/4 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Sagraffito animal, insect and mesh design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito insect, animal, mesh and geometric design
6 3/4 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito animal, insect and mesh design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito animal, insect and mesh design
4 3/4 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito animal, bird and insect designs on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with sgraffito animal, bird and insect design
3 1/2 in H by 3 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito animal, bird, reptile and insect designs on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with sgraffito animal, reptile, bird and insect designs
9 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand

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