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January 1, 2018


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NOTE:  We offer here many websites featuring Mata Ortiz art or related subjects. Most have been selected for their good photographs of pottery, artists, and the village. (If you have only time to look at a few and are simply looking for photographs, we recommend those marked with an asterix.) At the end are a number included for other reasons.


Websites Selected for Photographs of Pottery


*All-Tribes.com (800-417-0024), 75 W. Baseline Road - Suite 6, Gilbert, Arizona 85233.  info[at]alltribes.com    www.alltribes.com/indian-pottery/mata-ortiz-pottery.html  Owner: Richard Candy


*Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery  (505-986-1234), 100 W. San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501. info[at]andreafisherpottery.com  www.AndreaFisherPottery.com/cgi-bin/pueblolnk.cgi?Casas_Grandes  Owner: Andrea Fisher


Apply Liberally Enterprises (858-945-6273), 10940 Roselle Street, San Diego, CA 92121.  shop[at]applyliberallyenterprises.com   www.applyliberallyenterprises.com/store/scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=27  Owner: Martha Sullivan


Armando Designs  (Mex 636-694-9640, Cell 636-699-0747), Casas Grandes, Chih, Mexico, CP 31850.  abarreradrc[at]prodigy.net.mx  www.lapidariosbarrera.com.mx  Owner: Armando Barrera

Editorial comment: Views of jewelry of Mata Ortiz pottery shards set in silver.


Art of the First Person  (239-395-2200), 15194 Harbour Isle Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908-6809. Sanibelart[at]comcast.net

www.native-potterylink.com    www.tribalworks.com

Owners: William Ernest/Susanne Waites


Azurite Gallery (575-538-9048), 110 W. Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061. boat[at]zianet.com  www.zianet.com/BOAT/mataortiz.htm


Badger Paw Indiancrafts (209-223-5365), 209 E. Sierra View Dr., Jackson, California 95642. info[at]badger-paw.com   www.badger-paw.com/index.html?target=front.html&lang=en-us  Owners: Dennis and Frederika Altergott



Cameron Trading Post (928-679-2231), PO Box 339, Cameron AZ 86020 (54 Miles North of Flagstaff on Hwy. 89). info[at]camerontradingpost.com    www.camerontradingpost.com/shop/pottery/mata-ortiz-pottery.html  


*Chimayo Trading del Norte (888-758-0504), #1 Ranchos Church Plaza, PO Box 578, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557  chimayotrading[at]msn.com  www.chimayotrading.com  Owners: Gabriel and Alicia Abrums. See also family affiliated store, Chimayo Trading & Mercantile (next following).

*Chimayo Trading & Mercantile (800-248-7859), PO Box 460, Hiway 76, Chimayo, New Mexico 87522  chimayoarts[at]chimayoarts.com  www.chimayoarts.com  Owner: John Abrums (Gabriel Abrum’s father)

ClayHound Web – Mata Ortiz Pottery   timlig[at]pacbell.net  www.clayhound.us/sites/mataortiz.htm [Owner, address and fuller contact information not given]


Cuna Cueva Gallery (575-895-5050), Hillsboro, NM (junction of highways 152 and 27). gallery[at]cunacueva.com, www.cunacueva.com                          Owners: Jim Werker, Val Hildreth-Werker, and Merideth Hildreth.         Editorial comment: This fine website featuring Mata Ortiz pottery and Huichol art was down temporarily and we’re happy to see it operational again.


DeSilva Imports (323-588-5829), PO Box 30015, Los Angeles,

CA 90030-0015. info[at]desilvaimports.com,  steve[at]desilvaimports.com

louis[at]desilvaimports.com   http://store.desilvaimports.com

Owners: Louis Rodríguez and Steve Thompson


*FineArtsBiz (918-640-9309), 6846 S. Canton, Suite 600, Tulsa, OK 74136.  louis[at]FineArtsBiz.com   www.FineArtsBiz.com

Owner: Louis A. Davidson


*Fine Mexican Ceramics Art Gallery (281-362-8557), 2203 Timberloch Place, Suite 100, #109, The Woodlands, TX 77380  May[at]MexicanCeramic.com   www.MexicanCeramic.com.  www.mataortiz.com  Owner: May Herz


*Fine Pueblo Pottery (925-462-5794), 3632 Cambridge Court, Pleasanton CA 94588  gonis@comcast.net   www.finepueblopottery.com

Owner: Tony Gonis


The FolkArt Gallery (888-276-1553), 1321 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 folkart[at]thefolkartgallery.com   www.thefolkartgallery.com/mataortiz.htm  Owner: Sharon Christovich


*Galería de Ollas  (011-52-322-223-1045, Cell 322-117-2213). Corona 176, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco CP48300, Mexico. Ussales[at]galeriadeollas.com   www.galeriadeollas.com Owners: Carolina Orozco Medrano and Mike Janvrin (770-641-7800H, Cell 770-598-3332, mjanvrin70[at]comcast.net), 285 Edwardton Ct, Roswell, GA 30076


Galería de Tomás (303-832-3638), 624 S. Oneida Way, Denver CO 80224.  tlatourrette[at]yahoo.com   www.galeriadetomas.com

Owner: Thomas Latourrette


Galleria Elegante (702-293-1850), PO Box 777417, Henderson NV 89077

galleriaelegante[at]yahoo.com   www.galleriaelegante.com

Owner: Barbara J. Hillyard  (Duane L. Hillyard, Sales & Marketing)   


Gallery Mata Ortiz (505-867-6130), 6565 Americas Parkway NE, Suite 200, Albuquerque, NM 87110  info[at]gallerymataortiz.com  http://gallerymataortiz.com/contact.html Owners: Tres Gatos Media.


Gallery West (360-734-8414; Fax 671-5915}, 1300 12th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225. pottery[at]bookservices.com   www.bookservices.com/mataortiz/index.html Owner: Dave Lucas


Golden Eagle Galleries (720-560-0326), 9821 W. Vassar Way, Lakewood CO 80227  lwmirich[at]cs.com,  gegalleries1[at]comcast.net

www.mata-ortiz.com  See also Facebook page for photos of potters and their work:  www.facebook.com/pages/Golden-Eagle-Galleries-Mata-Ortiz-Pottery/129053420459996  Owner: Rich Harris.


Hector Gallegos Martinez y Laura Bugarini Cota (636-661-7008), Juan Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico, www.hectorylauramataortizpottery.com Owners: Hector Gallegos and Laura Bugarini


iOffer, San Francisco, CA   invest[at]ioffer.com   www.ioffer.com/search/items/mata%20ortiz 


—La Fuente Imports (719-227-3953), 3350 Chelton Loop North, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (by appointment only)  lafuente[at]lafuente.com    www.lafuente.com/Mexican-Art/Mata-Ortiz-Pottery

Owner: Andrew Fuentes


Living Stones Nursery (520-628-8773), 2936 N. Stone Ave, Tucson AZ 85705. boscoe[at]lithops.net   http://lithops.net/MataOrtiz.htm

Owner:   Jane Evans


Mata Ortiz: An Inside Look (Voice/Fax 805-995-2742), 772 S. Ocean Ave., Cayucos CA 93430. www.mataortizpottery.com

Owners:  Ron Goebel and Nancy Andrews  ronaldgoebel[at]msn.com


*Mata Ortiz Art Gallery (011-52-322-222-7407, 011-52-322-293-7052, 011-52-322-221-0467, Cell 045-322-128-0120, Skype: galeriamataortiz), Vallarta Airport Gallery, Duty-free Shop 78-A   mataortizgallery[at]gmail.com  www.mataortizartgallery.com,   www.mataortiz-pottery.com  Owners: Claudia Lovera and Alejandro ("Alex") Martínez


Mata Ortiz Fine Arts (520-803-7160), 2661 Suma Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650. edwardb[at]cox.net  http://stores.ebay.com/Mata-Ortiz-Fine-Arts  www.egbottomley.com  Owner: Edward G. Bottomley


Mata Ortiz Imports (941-475-4448), 6107 Grandeur St., Englewood,

FL 34224  Jim[at]mataortizimports.com   www.mataortizimports.com

Owner: Jim Preston


Mata Ortiz Pots, 725 S. Nardo #J4, Solano Beach CA 92075  info[at]mataortizpots.com, dgord3[at]cox.net  www.mataortizpots.com

Owners: David/Tara Gordon


*Mata Ortiz Pottery Collector Club is a Facebook public group that hopes to network collectors and all with an interest in Mata Ortiz pottery. It is a forum of ideas and photographs. www.facebook.com/groups/905977666181138


Mata Ortiz to You (520-744-0639), 13845 N. Buckhorn Cholla Dr., Marana AZ 85658, info[at]mataortiztoyou.com www.mataortiztoyou.com Owners: Jan/Russ Diers


Michael Wisner Pottery (Voice/Fax 970-923-3091), Box 5493, Snowmass CO 81615   mikewiz[at]earthlink.net   michael[at]southwestpottery.com   www.southwestpottery.com

Owner: Michael Wisner.  Comment: Wisner studied many years with Juan Quezada and is a leading authority on Mata Ortiz ceramic technology.


*Mississippi Clayworks (651-437-5901), 214 Second Street East, Hastings, MN 55033.  www.mississippiclayworks.com

Owner/Potter: Ron Martino


*Modern Mata Ortiz  (voice/fax 323-655-5653, Cell 612-382-1889), 611 N. Curson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036  victoria[at]modernmataortiz.com   www.modernmataortiz.com  Owner: Victoria Martino  Editorial comment: See also their Facebook site for photos of potters:



Monte Wade Fine Arts Gallery (210-222-8838), La Villita, San Antonio TX and Santa Fe, NM. mwfa[at]montewadefinearts.com    www.montewadefinearts.com/artists/ortiz/index.htm

Gallery director: Albert Villarreal. Owner: Betsy Wade


Native American Trading Company (303-534-0771), 213 W. 13th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204. natcweb[at]aol.com    www.nativeamericantradingco.com/gallery/mataortiz.html  Owner: Jack Lima. Editorial Comment: The owner appraises Southwestern ceramics including Mata Ortiz and prehistoric Casas Grandes pottery.


Paquimé Gallery (52-624-105-6360), 17 Alvaro Obregon, San José del Cabo, Baja, México. info[at]paquimegallery.com, www.paquimegallery.com, cell: 52-624-157-4873.


Pérez Meillón Gallery (011-52-646-175-7848), Blvd. Costero Lázaro Cárdenas 1094, local #40, Centro Artesanal, Ensenada, BC 22800, Mexico. adalbertopm[at]hotmail.com  www.potterymasters.com  Owner: Adalberto Pérez-Meillón  Editorial Comment: One of the foremost painters translating the inspiration of Paquimé into two-dimensional work.


Pueblo-Direct.com  (877-252-8370), 1511 Golf Course Rd SE,

Ste C, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124  drew[at]pueblodirect.com.  www.pueblodirect.com/index.html  Owner: Drew Stair


Pueblo Pottery Maine (207-637-2547), P.O. Box 45, Limington, ME 04049 (25 miles West of Portland off Route 25). paul[at]pueblopotteryme.com   www.pueblopotteryme.com/lgpages/MataOrtizHistory.html

Owner: Paul J. Luise


RhoDesigns - Ethnographic Artifacts, Textiles, Pottery, Paintings (310-828-8851, Fax 5611), 833 17th Street #7, Santa Monica CA 90403. rhoda[at]rhodesigns.com   www.rhodesigns.com  Owner: Rhoda Lurie


Sierra Madre Trading Company (562-598-6615 / Voice/Fax: 9-3 p.m.), PO Box 92016, Long Beach CA 90809-2016. treasures[at]sierramadretrading.com   www.sierramadretrading.com  Owners: Ed and Arthela Cummings


Singing Shaman Traders (208-772-5616H, 208-667-3130W, fax 208-765-9693), 1034 N. 3rd Street, Suite 3, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814  singingshaman[at]hotmail.com   www.singingshamantraders.com

Owners: Nancy Spada and Roger Gee


Solmar Imports (562-207-8761), 6285 E. Spring Street #400, Long Beach CA 90808 contact[at]solmarimports.com   www.solmarimports.com/index.html Owner: John Murray


*Tanner Chaney (505-247-2242, 800-444-2242), 323 Romero NW, Suites 2-4, Albuquerque NM 87104.  tbaker[at]tannerchaney.com  www.tannerchaney.com  Owners: Tom and Laura Baker


Tesoro (575-589-0801), 7017 McNutt Rd, Anthony NM 88021 Matapot[at]aol.com  www.mataortizart.com

Owners: Jim and Dian Bruemmer 


The Find.  www.thefind.com/gifts/info-mata-ortiz-pottery  [a locator of MO pottery in dozens of stores across the country]


*The Mata Ortiz Pottery Store (636-692-4012), Calle Allende 1100, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, México  artespaquime[at]gmail.com www.mataortizarte.com/MataOrtiz_B.html                                       Owner: Javier Pedraza


Toh-Atin Gallery (800-525-0384), 145 W. Ninth St, P.O. Box 2329, Durango CO 81302. toh-atin[at]fone.net   www.toh-atin.com

Owner: Jackson Clark


*West SouthWest Gallery (303-321-4139 / Fax 8499 / toll-free 866-770-7069), 257 Fillmore St, Denver CO 80206. info[at]westsouthwest.com  www.westsouthwest.com  Owners: Dudley/Ronda Smith


Wright’s Indian Art (505-266-0120), 1100 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste 21 (at Lomas Blvd) Albuquerque, NM 87110  info[at]wrightsgallery.com  www.wrightsgallery.com/scat.php?scatid=15   Owner: Wayne Bobrick


Websites Selected for Other Reasons



Akronoticias, www.akronoticias.com.                                           Editorial comment: This is an online newspaper that covers all aspects of news that occurs in northwestern Chihuahua. It often covers the results of Mata Ortiz pottery competitions as well as road construction projects that may be of interest to the traveler.


Amerind Foundation (520-586-3666),  The Amerind Foundation, Dragoon AZ 85609. www.amerind.org

Editorial comment:  In an unforgettable desert setting in Dragoon, Arizona 15 miles east of Benson, the Amerind offers two outstanding museums, one of anthropology and the other of fine art. In 1959-1962, the Amerind, under Dr. Charles C. Di Peso, led the excavations at Paquimé. There is a permanent Mata Ortiz pottery exhibit.


Carl Sanders Socolow (717-763-8121, Cell 717-979-3070), 2714 Dickinson Ave, Camp Hill, PA 17011-5327. carl[at]socphoto.com  www.carlsandersocolow.com/mexico.html Owner: Carl Sanders Socolow  Editorial comment: Carl received a Guggenheim to photograph the changing daily lifestyle of Mata Ortiz as the advent of the paved road gave it more exposure to the outside world.


Casa Aurora Publications & Centro Cultural

http://www.casaaurorapublications.com  Owners: Carlotta Boettcher and Ana Livingston Paddock.  Editorial comment: This is an independent publishing house and exhibition space with a focus on history, culture, art, and photography located in the village.

Casas Grandes: People, Timeline, Pottery (608-363-2305), Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, 500 Emerson, Beloit WI 53511

A useful survey of prehistoric Casas Grandes culture, history, and pottery wares as well as other cultures of the Gran Chichimeca represented in the holdings of the Logan Museum at Beloit College.  www.beloit.edu/logan_online/exhibitions/virtual_exhibitions/north_america/southwest/casas_grandes/casas_grandes.php

Contact Nicolette Meister, Curator of Collections.  MeisterN[at]beloit.edu


Donna Brinton  hlwdgrl@yahoo.com   www.facebook.com/media/set/fbx/?set=a.1017569328825.3468.1512885402&l=53bffdd831   Editorial comment: 58 photos of Mata Ortiz potters.


Eagle View Images: “Pottery Making in Mata Ortiz,”  21 photos by Bud Ellison of demonstration by Mireya Quezada, Feb 28, 2004   www.budellison.com/Art


Gavilán Guide & Tour Service (480-704-4596, Mexico 636-695-0111), Col. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico  jandshatch[at]yahoo.com   www.gavilantours.com Owners: John and Sandra Hatch.

Editorial comment: Outstanding guide service, especially for the sierras.


Maplandia  www.maplandia.com/mexico/chihuahua/casas-grandes/mata-ortiz/  Satellite images of Mata Ortiz


Mata Ortiz Calendar (520-744-2243), 4545 W. Flying Diamond, Tucson, AZ 85742  rbridgemon999[at]gmail.com

www.mataortizcalendar.com  Owners: Ron & Sue Bridgemon

Editorial comment: Contains encyclopedic, useful information for travelers to the general area of Mata Ortiz.


Mata Ortiz Calendar on Facebook – supplement to Calendar On-line.



Mata Ortiz Collectors Society (Mex Cell 116-9055, USA Cell 941-587-4919), 6809 Jarvis Rd, Sarasota, FL 34241. pstover[at]portolangroup.com  www.mataortizcollectors.com  Owners: Phil and Jeanne Stover


Mata Ortiz Connection (520-207-7691) www.mataortizconnection.com   Owners:   Ronald & Vicki Sullivan                                                           Editorial comment: This site just went up in 2014 and is sure to expand. It provides a brief history of the area and links to YouTube videos about pottery production, Paquimé, and much more.


Mata Ortiz Movie

Owner: Scott Peterson


Editorial comment: Lists upcoming showings for this fabulous, Emmy-Award-winning film.


Mata Ortiz Travels Blogspot

http://mataortiztravels.blogspot.com/search?q=mata+ortiz&updated-max=2009-12-08T18%3A22%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=20; http://mataortiztravels.blogspot.com/search?q=mata+ortiz

Editorial comment:  Accounts of two visits to Mata Ortiz, with photos, by Louis Rodríguez and Steve Thompson in November and December, 2009.


Mosertravel (520-760-4471H, 520-237-6343 Cell), 4554 N. Avenida Polacca, Tucson, AZ 85749.  davemoser[at]comcast.net

www.mosertravel.com  Owner: Dave Moser.  Editorial comment: This personal site has many photos of pottery and the village, also a useful map of the village showing the homes of various potters. See also http://home.comcast.net/~davemoser/Mata_Ortiz/index.html for an account of a trip to Mata Ortiz in April, 2004


Paquimé Facebook Page   Jeff Romney, Director of Development, El Paso Museum of Art, maintains a Facebook page that contains lots of information on Paquimé and the Casas Grandes culture. See www.Facebook.com/LearnAboutPaquime. He accepts and credits relevant information and photos - paquimecasasgrandes[at]yahoo.com


Recursos Travel & Education (520-327-1087), 3550 Camden, Tucson AZ 85716. mpmermaids[at]aol.com  www.rtemexico.com/spanish.htm  Owner: Pamela Kahlo-Fina. Editorial Comment: Offers classes, language/cultural immersion trips to Mata Ortiz. Recommended.


Tours Pac (636-694-8296, Cell 045-636-116-0158), Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua   infotourspac[at]gmail.com  www.tourspac.mex.tl

Owner: Carlos Hernández. Editorial comment: Places of interest in the region.


Tu Guia de Viaje, is based in Nuevo Casas Grandes and has a website that promotes “alternative tourism in northwest Chihuahua.” The website was established in 2016 and will expand. Areas of interest, hotels, restaurants, and businesses are listed. If contacted, Tu Guia de Viaje will connect you with guides that are certified by the Ministry of Tourism. Check out the site at www.TuGuiadeViajencg.com.



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