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Address: Vallarta Airport Gallery | Carretera a Tepic, Km 7,5, Col Villa de las flores, C.P. 48311, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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+52 322 222 7407

Since 2000 this ceramic gallery at the airport of Puerto Vallarta exhibits...

Since 2000 this ceramic gallery at the airport of Puerto Vallarta exhibits and sale The exquisite Mata Ortiz Pottery, the finest in Mexico and possibly in the world. Inspired by the ancient pre-hispanic culture of Paquimé, with the hands only and in open fires, their designs are innovative and have developed their own distinctive styles. Also the amazing Mata Ortiz Jewelry in .950 silver. With this new unique gallery ambitious owners Claudia Lovera and Alejandro Martinez are working hard to be one of the most important Galleries in Mexico specialized in Ceramics, they have been expanding to new incredible visions of Mexican expressions now with their New Artists Gustavo Pérez that had exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, Mariana Velazquez, Cristina Riveroll and more.

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This is a small gallery with pieces beautifully displayed. The owner really is really committed to her artists and will spend time talking to you no matter what the price range... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Philadelphia, Pa
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Philadelphia, Pa
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a small gallery with pieces beautifully displayed. The owner really is really committed to her artists and will spend time talking to you no matter what the price range is The shop is open for Art Walk, however, you really what to enjoy the art and the conversation with the owner you should go during the day. The... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Great place to view quality art available at reasonable prices.Wide range of modalities. Professional and relaxed environment.

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Tualatin, Oregon
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

I didn't visit the location at the airport because we bought beautiful art at the PV location. Carolina was wonderful - she explained how the art was made and gave us plenty of time to consider which pieces to purchase (we purchased two decorative vases - her web site gave a great preview). She wrapped them up for us as... More 

Thank Ella97062
Guadalajara, Mexico
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

The listing here is listed as the airport. I met the owner Carolina at the gallery in the central area of Puerto Vallarta at Corona 176, just steps off of the well known Malecon. She was very personable and walked me through the steps of the making of this very delicate pottery from the state of Chihuahua. There was a... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed browsing through this wonderful gallery with its splendid collection of Mexican art, jewelry and countless other specimens. The sales person on duty described all objects I was interested in and when I was leaving without purchasing anything (no room in my luggage for the way home, unfortunately), she wished me a good day and a wish that... More 

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Leave enough time when you are departing the Vallarta airport, there is great shopping there! This store is not like your average airport store. They have a beautiful selection of Mata Ortiz pots and are incredibly knowledgeable about these works of art. They range in sizes and costs. I was a bit apprehensive thinking that things like this would be... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

This was my second trip where I made a purchase at this gallery. The quality of the pieces here is outstanding. The work here is not cheap by any means but it is still less expensive to comparable pieces I've seen in the states. Even if you're not buying, their are some stunning show pieces that make a visit worth... More 

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White Rock, B.C.
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Reviewed 26 January 2009

I agree with the comments previously posted. The Mata Ortiz pottery is uniquely beautiful ... generally simple and yet exquisite designs: crafted entirely by hand without a potter's wheel! Claudia is a lovely person and her husband Alejandro is a great birding guide ... we took 2 birding tours with Alex in 2005 and will be back with him next... More 

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Reviewed 3 October 2008

Puerto Vallarta can be full of tourist-y junk so it was great to find Claudia and Alex Martinez's Mata Ortiz Art Gallery (pottery and jewelry) at 268A Lazaro Cardenas in the Zona Romantico. Claudia really is a fine person to deal with. She is very friendly and knowledgeable. She knows many of these potters personally and she and Alex are... More 

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