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Mata Ortiz potters show their wares

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In November, Juan Mora Sandoval and Guadalupe Soto showed their Mata Ortiz pots in the Visual Arts building.

In November, Juan Mora Sandoval and Guadalupe Soto showed their Mata Ortiz pots in the Visual Arts building.

Photo by Mia Robles

Photo by Mia Robles

In November, Juan Mora Sandoval and Guadalupe Soto showed their Mata Ortiz pots in the Visual Arts building.

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In November, Juan Mora Sandoval and Guadalupe Soto displayed their Mata Ortiz pots in the Visual Arts building. South Mountain High School students learned how to make the pots and the history behind them. The modern pots resemble ancient ones made by people who lived in Mata Ortiz, Mexico hundreds of years ago. The designs on the pottery are painted with human hair and the clay mixed with volcanic ash.

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