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Virgil Ortiz (b. 1969)  Artworks >>

Potter and fashion designer, Virgil Ortiz works to combine modern culture with traditional methods. Raised on the Cochiti Pueblo south of Santa Fe, New Mexico Virgil Ortiz, was taught to create storyteller figures at the age of six. Today he still follows the traditional method for making pottery, which includes the gathering of clay in specific locations on the Pueblo, but he also incorporates modern themes such as cross-dressers and tattoo artists for his 18 inch figurines. In 2005 Ortiz was selected as the Signature artist at the 47th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair. In 2003 he collaborated with fashion designer, Donna Karan for her spring fashion line. He now has his own clothing and handbag line. Source askart.com

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