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MATA ORTIZ: REVIVAL OF A LOST ART with Jerardo Tena Sandoval

  • Redwood High School 395 Doherty Drive Forest Knolls, CA, 94939 United States (map)

Join Master Potter Jerardo Tena Sandoval to learn the pottery techniques of Juan Mata Ortiz, Mexico. Internationally recognized for their pottery, the potters of Mata Ortiz have revived the ancient art of the Paquime people, a civilization that flourished in the area 600-800 years ago. As if guided by the spirit of the Paquime Indians, a struggling pueblo has become a community of fine ceramic artists renowned the world over.

You will learn hand building techniques to create your own Mata Ortiz pot using their "tortilla/chorizo" method. Jerardo will also teach you the burnishing, painting and firing techniques used in Mata Ortiz to create his "ollas" or pots. Time permitting, you will even create your very own paint brush made from human hair. Don't miss out on this very special class and an opportunity to learn from one of the leaders of the Mata Ortiz phenomenon.
Materials $5 included in registration

Event Cost: $50

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This workshop is approved for CEU from Dominican University for .5 units