Debi Flanigan is an American citizen, born in Phoenix, Arizona. As luck would have it, she married a man from Mata Ortiz. A painter while living in the US, she realized that her artwork needed to transform into something that was more “Mata Ortiz-y” if she was going to live in the village. Nobody was making nativity sets and so she perfected that concept. Each set is is slightly different.
Debi taught her daughter Alicia Bugarini , who is now an able potter in her own right.
Dimensions: This is a set of assorted sizes, the largest is 2.5” tall
Handling and Care
Mata Ortiz pottery is easily breakable. Handle with care. Do not eat, drink, or store food in it. Do not subject to water or spray cleaning products. Use a dry soft cloth to dust.
Many pots require a ring, which is also pottery wrapped in fabric and therefore fragile. Large pots often require a medal stand with fabric wrapped around the top. The fabric protects the pot from incidental scratches.
Packing and Shipping
Your pottery with be wrapped in bubble wrap and placed in a box marked “Fragile”. The shipment will be insured and delivered by USPS in the United States by 3-4 day priority mail.