Began making pottery in the 1970's.

Unlike Juan Quesada, who uses a single-coil approach to pottery construction, Felix developed the continuous-coil method. A technique similar to Pueblo potters.

Vessel Forms: Effigies, Jars/Ollas

Design Styles: Polychrome & Matte Black-on-Graphite Black. Geometric and animal motifs.

Pottery Making Relatives:

Brother-in-Law: Salvador Ortiz

Brother: Emeterio Ortiz

 

Students:

Pilo Mora

Ruben Lozano

Enrique Pedregon

Pati Ortiz

Macario Ortiz

Eduardo "Chevo" Ortiz

Nicolas Ortiz

References:

The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz

By Susan Lowell, Jim Hills, Jorge Quintana Rodrigues,

Walter Parks, & Michael Wisner

1999, Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, Arizona

 

Revised: 12/16/2008

Copyright: 2008