This piece took first place in the white clay category in the 22 Concurso De Ceramica de Mata Ortiz (22nd Mata Ortiz Ceramic Contest). It comes with ribbon and certificate.

 

Laura was born on March 4, 1979 in Juan Mata Ortiz Municipality of Casas Grandes, Chihuahua. Laura started making pots at the age of 14, she learned from her mother and her inspiration when she started her works were the old designs of Paquimé.

       Laura soon realized that all the potters were doing similar designs, she decided to experiment and create a different style, now known as the Bugarini style. Currently, Laura’s work is considered some of the finest and most detailed work of Mata Ortiz pottery and with significant demand.

       Laura has been the recipient of many awards, one of them the 2013 National Ceramic Award, one of the greatest accolades that a ceramist can obtain in Mexico, awarded by former President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto. It is worth mentioning that Laura is one of the few women to win this award in the history of Chihuahua. That same year, she earned a nomination for the National Art and Science Award, by the Chihuahuan Institute of Culture, in the area of ​​Arts and popular traditions. In 2015, Laura was the only Chihuahuan woman to obtain the National Grand Prize for Mexican Popular Art, awarded in Mexico City. In 2015, Laura was introduced into the hall of fame of the Northwest of the State of Chihuahua. She then became the first female potter of Mata Ortiz to be immortalized in a hall of fame. Laura has exhibited her work more than fifty times, not only in the state, but also at the national and international level. To this day, she continues to influence several artisans of Mata Ortiz. Laura says she is very fortunate to be involved in the world of art, to continue to innovate in each of her pieces, and to represent and exhibit the art of Mexico in the world.

Awards

  • Second place category miniatures ceramic contest of Mata Ortiz 2006.

  • First place category polychrome white ceramic contest of Mata Ortiz 2007.

  • Mata Ortiz 2008 Ceramic Competition Excellence Award.

  • First place polychrome white category in the Mata Ortiz 2009 ceramic contest.

  • First place category miniatures in Mata Ortiz 2009 ceramic contest.

  • First place category miniatures in the Ortiz mata ceramic contest 2011.

  • Third place in the category of miniatures in municipal competition of Mata Ortiz ceramics.

  • First place in the sgraffito category in the ceramic contest of Mata Ortiz 2011.

  • Award in the ceramic contest of Mata Ortiz 2012.

  • Award for excellence in the ceramic contest of Mata Ortiz 2013.

  • First place in the National Prize of ceramics in Tlaquepaque Jalisco, 2013.

  • First place in the polychrome white category in the Ortiz 2014 ceramic contest.

  • First place in the category sgraffito ceramic contest of Mata Ortiz 2015.

  • First place in the National Grand Prize of Popular Art in Mexico City, 2015.

  • Chihuahuan Women's Award, 2016 in the Arts category.

  • Galardon Prize of the Mata Ortiz Ceramics contest, 2016.

1st Place Winner Polychrome Olla in White Clay by Laura Bugarini

$2,300.00Price
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