My Father and hero, master potter Ron Martino is the owner of Mississippi Clayworks located in Hastings, MN just steps away from the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.  In addition to his large selection of Mata Ortiz Pottery, he has been handcrafting functional stoneware for more than 35 years.




photo by: Donna Brinton

For more information on the village of Mata Ortiz and Casas Grandes, please go to Spencer and Emi MacCallum’s website.  The Mata Ortiz Calendar is a great resource for news, travel advice and event information.




RoyCreative is Roy Brubaker, a freelance graphic and Web design professional who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Very talented man!!



Jan and Russ Diers of Mata Ortiz to You are distributors of pottery and Taxco silver shard jewelry.






Raechel Running’s stunning photography delivers the spirit of Northern Chihuahua, Mexico and Arizona.  A must see!





The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz is a feature length documentary currently in post-production.  Its the story of how an American treasure hunter and a Mexican artist transformed a dying village into a thriving home of world class art.  They need a little more money to finish their project, please help if you can!!  Check out the trailer on my news page.

Center for Casas Grandes Studies, where art, science and cultures meet.
Diana Acosta at Agave Lindo Tours offers quality tours of the Casas Grandes region of Chihuahua, Mexico.


New printable maps of the Mata Ortiz barrios.  Complete with names and locations of over 200 artists!—–see-village-maps-here/0_MO_Village_Map








Casa Aurora Publications & Centro Cultural is an independent publishing house and exhibition space located in the village of Juan Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ana Livingston & Carlotta Boettcher focus on history, culture, photography and art.






A Special Thanks to:

Karen Sevareid for writing the wonderfully worded and informational content on the home, about and history pages.