Juan Quezada is active/lives in Mexico. Juan Quezada is known for Mata Ortiz black on black pottery.
Biography Juan Quezada
“Shaped from clay: The rapidly evolving potter of Mat Ortiz, Mexico, Travel Section Online, Los Angeles Times, newspaper, 2013 by Alison Darosa, January 11, 2013
Pottery put Mata Ortiz on the map. This village, in the northern state of Chihuahua, sits on the edge of a high-desert plain that once was home to the thriving pre-Columbian Paquimé culture.
In the late 1950s and early ‘60s, as Paquimé ruins were being excavated, impoverished residents learned there was a market for ancient pottery. Even simple pots were sold to local merchants for $5 or $6 apiece — the equivalent of wages for several days’ labor. When supplies eventually dwindled and a law prohibited the sale of antiquities, a few locals began making pots
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