Native American expert Dr. James Kemp will discuss the pottery of Mata Ortiz, Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society (RSFHS). His talk at the Historical Society last fall on Kachina (katsina) dolls and dances was to a full house. The pottery was crafted based on the ancient designs found in shards around the area of Mata Ortiz, and today is collected and sold around the world, appreciated for its individual beauty and craftsmanship.

Dr. Kemp, a resident of Julian and a retired clinical professor at UCSD became fascinated with Native American and other related cultures after moving to the southwest from the east coast. “l found a wealth of cultures only a day or two drive from San Diego,” he said. Dr. Kemp will bring samples of the Mata Ortiz pottery in his collection to the presentation. Advance registration is required and seating is limited. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

To register, call Sharon Alix, administrator, at the RSFHS Tuesday through Friday, at (B5B) 756-9291. La Flecha House, home of the RSFHS, is located at 6036 La Flecha, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, and is the number one historical landmark in Rancho Santa Fe.