Mata Ortiz Miniature - Ms. Elena Mera - 5 Point Star
Mata Ortiz Miniature - Ms. Elena Mera - 5 Point Star
Mata Ortiz Miniature - Ms. Elena Mera - 5 Point Star
Mata Ortiz Miniature - Ms. Elena Mera - 5 Point Star
Mata Ortiz Miniature - Ms. Elena Mera - 5 Point Star
Mata Ortiz Miniature - Ms. Elena Mera - 5 Point Star

Mata Ortiz Miniature - Ms. Elena Mera - 5 Point Star

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 Width - 3 inches
 Height - 1.5 inches
 Mouth - 0.75 inches
 Weight - 3 ounces

 I seldom sell miniature from the village of Mata Ortiz because of their fragility. One artists whose work I will gladly offer is that of Elena Mera. Ms. Mera has the dedication and love of the craft to put in the extra effort for these miniature pieces to assure their durability. She uses the native red clay, forming thicker wall, and she fires them extra long but at lower temperatures to assure a harder vessel. Ms. Mera's skills in fanciful festive designs are well known. This piece has a blackened 5 pointed star surrounded by 5 electric patterns in both black and white glazing The crosshatch pattern of the star extends from the points to the underside of the pottery tying this artwork into one complete whole. She even manages to fit her signature on the bottom. The textures and designs are all an homage to the Artists ancestors, the Paquime Culture of the Casas Grandes Region from 1000 years in the past. This Mata Ortiz is modern Chihuahua culture married with the ancient spirit of the region.
 Pottery this size is to small for rings. However, I will supply an acrylic stand for your displaying option.

 For anyone who has yearned for at least one piece of artwork for their home, but shy away from the prohibitive costs, this is the perfect opportunity to get an authentic and true piece of Latin American Folk Art at an amazing price. 
 

Desert Buckeye Gallery

Desert Buckeye Gallery