Samuel Quezada

Mata Ortiz

I've only seen a few pieces from Samuel Quezada and haven't found much info about him other than that he's the son of Reynalda Quezada and Simon Lopez. Hector Ortega is his brother-in-law.

Most pieces I have seen from Samuel were of the mixed-clay type. Jars with formed spiral ribs are a demonstration of the plasticity of the clay in the Mata Ortiz area. His jars are thin and surprisingly light, too.

Squarish rim on a mixed clay jar with formed spiral ribs Mixed-clay jar with a formed spiral ribs and a squarish rim
8.25 in H by 7 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Squarish rim on a black jar with formed spiral ribs Formed spiral ribs on a black jar with a square rim
11.75 in H by 9.75 in Dia

Mata Ortiz/Casas Grandes Potters