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Mata Ortiz is a remote village in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.  It is located near the city and ruins of Paquime.  
Mata Ortiz is home to many  artisans who make some of the finest pottery in the world.  
The pottery process, revived from ancient times, involves digging clay, preparation and construction, dung firing and finishing.  The finished product is indeed a labor of love and patience.

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