Mauro Quezada

Mata Ortiz

The youngest son of Consolacion Quezada, Mauro Quezada is also a potter from the village of Mata Ortiz. He started making and painting ollas when he was about seven years old. He's now considered to be one of the best potters in Mata Ortiz.

Mauro does the whole package: forms, sands, polishes, paints and fires his own vessels. He specializes in large white pots with fantastically detailed polychrome Paquimé designs in red and black. His designs "move" much like his uncle Juan's do but Mauro's are different in that he often fills the open space between major elements with dots and lines.

White geometric designs on a brown jar
Brown jar with white geometric designs
8.5 in H by 9.75 in Dia
A basket weave design carved into a large graphite black bowl
Large graphite black bowl carved with a basket weave design
4.5 in H by 16 in Dia
Perforated matte black jar
Matte black perforated jar with a corrugated rim
5.75 in H by 9.25 in Dia
Measurement includes stand

Mata Ortiz/Casas Grandes Potters