Meet the Artisan

Martin Olivas Quintana

Martin Olivas Quintana is a rising star among the second generation potters of Mata Ortiz. He has won several awards for his work at the annual pottery competitions, and is the nephew of master potter Jorge Quintana. You can see the family resemblance in much of the Quintana Family's work, with consistently high quality sgraffito work. Sgraffito is the carving or scratching of designs into the pottery. Martin Olivas Quintana truly excels at this pottery technique, and his color combinations. This hummingbird design is a newer style for his hummingbird pattern. Martin is quickly becoming one of most recognize artists. 


Martin Olivas Quintana collection

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