Lydia Quezada is the youngest of Juan Quezada's siblings, and considered by many to be one of, if not THE most talented of her famous family. She is well known for her leading edge experimentation among the first generation of Mata Ortiz potters. Lydia perfected the black on black pottery technique. Her version is quite exciting, in that it combines both matte finishes, with perfectly polished high shine black surfaces, using the reduction firing method. The combination of the paint against the matte and polished black pottery is just stunning! Then throw in the fact that Lydia hand forms her pottery without the use of a potter's wheel, burnishes/polishes with an agate stone, makes her own natural paint, and paints her pottery with a homemade paint brush using long strands of human hair..... and you have a true masterpiece!
This particular piece is an absolute stunner! This is a large traditional size piece from Lydia, done in her very signature style. This piece highlights the three shades of black (matte black clay, highly polished black clay areas, and matte black paint) but goes even a step further with the beautiful addition of mauve/brown paint. Gorgeous and eye catching! We love the extra large size of this one, and grabbed it as soon as we could! A real statement piece!
Approximate Measurements: 12 1/2" high x 7 1/2" wide ( 23 5/8" in circumference at the widest point