Guadalupe Ledezma is the son of Olga Quezada Hernandez and Humberto Ledezma. He began making pottery when he was 17 years old, and is now in his late 20's or early 30's. I love the way that he has based his designs on the traditional style of his parents, yet adapted it with his own personal touch. The addition of the ground hog or prairie dog (the official animal of the Mexican State of Chihuahua) poking it's head out from the top of this pot is fantastic! It combines everything that we love in the whimsy of traditional folk art, with the modern aspects of fine art.The clay used in this piece is dug by the artists from the surrounding countryside, and the pot is hand built without the use of a potter's wheel. The painting is done with natural paints that are applied with brushes made of long strands of human hair. The shine comes from polishing the piece by hand with an agate stone.Like all of our pottery, this pot has been signed by the artist. A pottery display ring will be included at no extra cost.
Approximate Measurements: 7 1/4" high x 4 1/4" wide (13 7/8" circumference at it's widest point)