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Born in the border town of Palomas, Chihuahua, Diego Valles has been expanding the limits of both Mata Ortiz and traditional Mexican ceramics ever since he relocated to Mata Ortiz. In 2010, he was awarded The National Youth Award for Arts, Mexico’s highest honor to a young living artist, “for the combination of Science, Art and Excellence in the creation of his ceramics." Valles will be the juror for this year's International Juried Exhibition, A Tile & A Vessel.
The Silver City CLAY Festival’s International Juried Exhibition, A Tile & A Vessel, requires that each entry consist of two clay components: one, the artist’s interpretation of a vessel, and one, the artist’s interpretation of a tile. They must relate to each other in design and/or function. The pairing may exist as separate parts or as one physically integrated piece; however, each submitted pairing will be juried and sold as one work.
More details and submission information coming soon!