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Hector Ortega - Mata Ortiz Pottery

Wedding Vase

Hector Ortega is featured on page 121 of
 The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz.

His pots have almost no base, the base of the pot is almost
perfectly round, but yet they balance and stand upright.

Just one mark of his skill that is not readily apparent
 from the photo.

This pot was fired at very high temperatures.  It is thin
 walled and has the feel and ring of porcelain.

Its measurements are approximately 6"
 in diameter by 7 3/4" tall.