The Village of Mata Ortiz


Mata Ortiz has 6 neighborhoods, or barrios, which include Barrio Central, Barrio Iglesia, Barrio Americano, Barrio Nuevo, Barrio Lopez, and Barrio Porvenir. For maps of the individual barrios, visit


This village of 1100 people has produced more than 500 potters who handcraft this pottery using the pinch and coil method, brushes made with children’s hair, and open pit firing.


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