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. There is so much elegance in this piece. Contemporary, modern and sleek.. yet using all of the traditional techniques of Mata Ortiz pottery. 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. The fine detail in both the painting and the sculpture of the top handle is spectacular. We love the legends surrounded the traditional use of the matrimony wedding pots. According to local lore these pots were used in wedding ceremonies to symbolize the union of the two families. Water from each family's house would be combined in the pot, then the bride and groom would each drink out of either size of the pot. The mixture of the water would symbolize the union of both houses through the marriage. Beautiful! Like all of our pottery, this pot has been signed by the artist.
Approximate Measurements: 7 3/8" high x 4 1/4" wide (14" circumference at it's widest point)