Past Event

Mata Ortiz Workshop for Professional Artists

MATA ORTIZ Lecture/Demonstration.

Barrington High School will host Spencer MacCallum, the American anthropologist who introduced Mata Ortiz pottery to the United States and master potter Diego Vallas for a weekend of workshops, demonstrations, and lectures.

Events held at the high school will include a two day interactive workshop for high school students (workshop size will be limited); a Friday evening lecture by Spencer MacCallum; and Saturday demonstration conducted by Diego Vallas.

Saturday’s lecture/demonstration will feature the unique Mata Ortiz hand building and decorating techniques followed by a pit firing.

Mata Ortiz pottery will be on display Friday and Saturday October 23 and 24.

For information and registration, please contact Barrington High School of Fine Arts at 847-842-3214 or or visit