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FAAHC to Host Potter/Sculptor Jaime Dominguez
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 • Posted January 12, 2011

The Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country is excited to host Potter/Sculptor Jaime Dominguez for a presentation and demonstration of the Mata Ortiz clay technique.

Sr. Dominguez lives and works in Junction, and gets his clay from the hills in and around the Junction area. His pottery-making and firing technique is the result of the rediscovery of pottery methods used by the ancient Casas Grandes Indian tribes of Northern Mexico. Jaime’s teacher was the internationally famous ceramacist, Juan Quezada who was responsible for this method rediscovery, and taught it to others in his village, Mata Ortiz, Mexico, where a whole industry blossomed around the unique designs and knowledge.

"The Mata Ortiz Clay Technique" will be presented on Friday January 14, from 9 a.m.-12 noon, at Carol Kothmann’s Ceramics Studio, 1128 Johnson Rd., Mason, Tx. Jaime will also show some of his finished works, many of which will be for sale.

From the Square go 1 1/2 miles east on Hwy. 29. Turn left on Johnson Rd. Go 1 1/2 miles down Johnson Rd. 1128 is on the left, white rock house with green trim. Studio is the white rock building behind the house. Plenty of parking. To really be inspired and get excited about this demo, you will want to visit www.ortizpots.com and www.mataortizart.com. to get a preview of this amazing pottery technique.

FAAHC is established to promote and develop the Fine Arts in our area by encouraging activities and providing educational opportunities such as this free presentation.

For further information, contact FAAHC thru danabutler90@hotmail.com , dorrettdon@hctc.net, or rider5@verizon.net.

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