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 30's. Guadalupe is married to Karla Quintana, another fantastic second generation potter who comes from a whole different design style background, being the daughter of the well known sculptural potter Tomas Quintana. 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. There is so much elegance in his work. Contemporary, modern and sleek.. yet using all of the traditional techniques of Mata Ortiz pottery.
I love how different this piece is, as a departure from Guadalupe's traditional work in brown clay. In this piece Guadalupe celebrates traditional designs of Mata Ortiz pottery, yet manages to execute it in a cool modern way against a background of white clay! Although not readily evident in the photos, the piece has a beautiful textural feel to it, as it includes areas where the face of the pot is raised or lowered sculpturally, and then painted. Another cool way of modernizing a traditional design. There is such precision in this piece that it is hard to believe that it was hand polished using an agate stone and painted with long strands of human hair. It is even more stunning in person! This pot has been signed by the artist, and a pottery display ring will be included.
Approximate Measurements: 7 7/8" high x 8 3/8" wide (24 1/4" circumference at it's widest point)