Wonderful lidded olla by Grand Prize Award winning potter Diego Valles. Diego is considered today, the top Master Potter in Mata Ortiz. He s is certainly one the most exciting artist of Mata Ortiz pottery today. As you can see by this wonderful work of art, he is taking Mata Ortiz pottery to a new level, that of Contemporary Art. Using traditional elements such as the shape of an olla and classic Mata Ortiz painting, he is creating new forms full of expressiveness and simplicity.
This amazing angular olla has a delicate geometric design and is complemented with the extremely precise and delicate lace-like painting. Diego etched his trademark maze like cuadritos on the body of the pot and created a grogeous, fluid lid made of wood and clay. Mata Ortiz art at its best!