Claudia Ledezma won first place in her category at the 2017 Concurso, the annual juried art competition in Mata Ortiz, Mexico!! We were thrilled to hear the news, since she has been an artist that we featured before at one of our museum shows. Claudia Ledezma and her husband Luis Rodriguez are some of our favorite potters in Mata Ortiz! Highly skilled second generation potters, their work is consistently high quality, thin walled, light weight and with great attention to detail. They favor the Mimbres designs in their work, and combine the fine painting with the wonderful textural quality of carving on the surface of the pottery. I love how thin walled their work is.. crisp and clean and perfectly formed! Their work never lasts, and we have been consistently bringing home great treasures from them!
I love the graphic nature of this piece, with the white clay base and the natural black painted designs that are applied with long strands of human hair. Typically only Luis will paint the entire design without any carvings, but this piece from Claudia uses the same technique without the carvings. The design features two different images of dragonflies, surrounded by geometric patterns. Gorgeous and modern! Museum quality work from a young artist! The piece is signed by the artist. A pottery display ring will be included at no additional cost.
Approximate Measurements: 6 7/8" high x 5 3/4" wide (18 3/4" circumference at it's widest point)