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SILVER CITY: Silver City Museum announces pottery techniques by Master artist Oralia Lopez from Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua for ClayFest to take place Saturday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dr. John Bezy will give a presentation about the prehistoric roots of modern Mata Ortiz at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
 
Master artist Oralia Lόpez from Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua will be at the Silver City Museum Annex located at 302 Broadway on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. She will be demonstrating the intricate technique used to paint pottery including elegant forms, precision designs and beautiful colors. Oralia will have a wonderful selection of work by many other fine Mata Ortiz artists for purchase at reasonable prices starting at $20.
 
At 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m., Dr. John Bezy, author of the book The Artistry and History of Mata Ortiz, will be making a presentation about the prehistoric roots of modern Mata Ortiz ceramics.
 
Children and their families can make a one-of-a-kind Mimbres style clay plate as a souvenir of the 2018 ClayFest. Participants will roll, shape and decorate a clay vessel. Taking place in the Museum's Education Room, 312 West Broadway, this education program is completely free to all. A suggested $5 donation will help to support the museum's education programs, collection care and schedule of changing exhibitions.
 
Please join us for the demonstration, presentation, and sale in the Museum Annex, 302 West Broadway and for family activities in the main Museum, 312 West Broadway. For more information please telephone the Silver City Museum 575-538-5921, Ext 2.

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