Artist Hector Gallegos paints detailed lines on a piece of pottery at the Western National Parks Association last week during the Mata Ortiz Pottery and Oaxacan Carvings show and sale.

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Mata Ortiz pottery is one of the best kept secrets in the art world today. This remote village in northern Mexico has produced some of the finest art available anywhere.

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