Quintana Family and Teaching Tree

Disclaimer: This "family and teaching tree" is a best effort on our part to determine who the potters are in this grouping and arrange them in a generational order/order of influence. Complicating this for Mata Ortiz is that everyone essentially teaches everyone else (including the neighbors), so it's hard to get a real lineage of family/teaching. The general information available is scant. This diagram is subject to change as we get better info.


    The Quintana Family
    • Eduardo Quintana
      His students:
      • Juan Carlos V. Rodriguez (half-brother)
      • Eduardo Olivas Quintana (nephew)
      • Jesus Olivas Quintana (nephew)
      • Martin Olivas Quintana (nephew)
      • Hector Quintana
      • Eleuterio Pina Aguirre & Antonia Quintana
        • Humberto Eleuterio Pina Quintana (1989-)
    • Jorge Quintana & Leticia Quintana
      • Rocio Quintana

Some of the above info is drawn from:

  • The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz, by Susan Lowell, © 1999, Rio Nuevo Publishers.
  • Secrets of Casas Grandes: Precolumbian Art and Archaeology of Northern Mexico, edited by Melissa S. Powell, © 2006, Museum of New Mexico Press.
  • Mata Ortiz Pottery Today, by Guy Berger, © 2010, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
  • Mata Ortiz Pottery: Art and Life, by Ron Goebel, © 2008, self-published.
  • The Miracle of Mata Ortiz, by Walter P. Parks, © 1993, The Coulter Press.

Most other info is derived from either personal contacts with family members or with individual traders plus interminable searches of the Internet and cross-examinations of the data found.


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