Paquime Gallery - Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, Mexico

Paquime Gallery
Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, Mexico


Established in The Heart Of The Art District in San José Del Cabo, Baja, México. Paquime Gallery represents some of the most important and recognized artists of Mexican contemporary folk art, MATA ORTIZ POTTERY, HUICHOL ART. NOW OPEN OUR NEW LOCATION IN CABO SAN LUCAS, OLD TOWN SQUARE

Mata Ortiz Pottery
Inspired by the ancient PAQUIME culture ceramics, Mata Ortiz pottery is now recognized as one of the finest and most innovative ceramics in the world. This new artistic movement is due to the efforts of Juan Quezada, the self-taught originator of modern Mata Ortiz pottery, his extended family and neighbors.Mata Ortiz pots are hand built without the use of a potter’s wheel. Shaping, polishing and painting the clay is entirely done by hand, using natural colors and brushes made from children’s hair. All materials and tools originate from supplies that are readily available locally. The preferred fuel for the low temperature firing is grass-fed cow manure or split wood.
Each of these characteristics derive from the ancient pottery traditions of the region, however the Mata Ortiz pottery incorporates elements of contemporary design and decoration and each potter or pottery family produces distinctive individualized ware.A vibrant flow of new ideas, without the restraints of traditional practices or gender constraints, has enabled the pottery of Mata Ortiz to avoid derivative repetition common to folk art movements. This blend of cultural expression and artistic freedom has produced a unique artistic movement in the community.

Paquime Gallery - Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, Mexico



Paquime Gallery - Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, Mexico   Paquime Gallery - Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, Mexico

Juan Quezada Celado was awarded with The National Award For the Arts in 1999.

Huichol Art

The Huichol beaded art is a tradition innovation and is constructed using glass, plastic or metal beads pressed onto a wooden, ceramic or papier mache form covered in natural beeswax from south Mexico.Common bead art forms include masks, bowls, animals and figurines. The Huichol bead work depicts the prominent patterns and symbols featured in the Huichol culture and it’s shamanistic traditions.Deer, corn, fire, peyote flowers, scorpions, eagles and other animals are incorporated in the Huichol art designs.Through their art work the Huichol encode and document their spiritual beliefs.

They involve myth, shamanism, ritual, peyote, prayer and ceremony. As was true in pre-Colombian times, much of their current art continues to depict these religious themes and serve as a means of passing on countless mystical stories.Francisco Bautista Carrillo "Xaureme" is one of the most important artists in the history of the Huichol people, his work of great beauty and quality, incorporates the traditional Huichol designs in compositions filled with color and modernity. Francisco was awarded with The National Award For The Popular Arts in 1984 and 2000.



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