Dominick Ortiz is a grandson of Seferina & Guadalupe Ortiz and the son of Joyce Ortiz. He learned to make pottery from his grandmother and his uncle, Virgil Ortiz. He says of his pottery, “My uncle says to try making new styles as they will become traditional down the road. I want to create pieces which are my own so they will be recognized as my very own trademark. People will know exactly who made them”. Each piece is coil built and painted with native clay slips and wild spinach (black) and traditionally fired. Dominick has won awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and was included in the "neXt Gen" article in Native Peoples Magazine. We certainly expect to see more from this young artist!
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