Friday, November 9, 2012

Spanish Market is at the Heard!

Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11
Hours: 10am- 5pm

Free to Heard Museum Members or free with suggested donation of $10 for one person or $20 for two people, which includes museum admission.

The shop is hosting some amazing special artwork during Spanish Market. Jerry Boyd will be here with his Oaxacan carvings and we will also have Huichol bead art. Our guest artists are Mata Ortiz potters Jorge Quintana Rodriguez and Damian Quezada and Jan Diers with Mata Ortiz shard jewelry.

Jorge Quintana Rodriguez

Considered one of the founding artists to revive Mata Ortiz pottery, Jorge Quintana began his illustrious career in 1983. As a teenager, he helped Mata Ortiz pottery founder Juan Quezada dig clay for his work. Convinced to seriously pursue pottery making by Pilo Mora, Jorge began to study with his aunt, Luz María Gallegos de Almeida, who helped expand his early pottery knowledge taught to him by his grandmother, Antonia Flores Ibarra. He is known as one of a handful of Mata Ortiz artists to complete all process stages of pottery making, from collecting and preparing the clay to painting and firing the vessel. Inspired by Mimbres and Paquimé motifs, he embraces representational and geometric design elements in his works and is credited with creating his own original designs, such as his “eyedazzler” and “checkerboard” motifs.

His vessels exhibit the thin-walled and fine-lined forms indicative of some of the best Mata Ortiz pottery created today and his works are highly sought after, being collected around the world.

Works by Jorge:

Jan Diers Mata Ortiz to You, a retailer for Mata Ortiz pottery jewelry. She collects broken Mata Ortiz pottery and jeweler Agustin Torres Beltran (a Nahuatl Indian) shapes the shards and creates the unique silver settings. No two are alike.

And at Books and More, Kathy Cano-Murillo will be signing 2 of her latest novels: Waking up in the Land of Glitter and Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing.

These novels are fun, funny and full of great craft ideas! Kathy will be happy to personalize copies for you!

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