Moroni Talavera Quezada is the young son of living legend Lydia Quezada, the youngest of Juan Quezada's siblings. Moroni, his sister Pabla and their mother are considered by many to be some of, if not THE most talented of the famous Quezada family. Moroni Quezada is one of the finest second generation potters, and consistently creates the highest quality of pottery coming from the Casas Grandes / Mata Ortiz region. While having been recently married and embarking on his new career after graduating from the University, Moroni still finds the time to craft museum quality pottery that honors the tradition established by his mother and father, Rito Talavera. Congratulations to a fine talent and an incredible person!
I love this pot and have been a bit slow to list it, having purchased it awhile back! It is my favorite of the more difficult to find medium sized pots The angular lines of the pot are perfectly executed, and are made even more eye catching with the contrast of the highly polished areas on the matte black surface. This one is simply gorgeous and really speaks to us! Perfectly formed, thin walled and light weight.. this is a museum quality piece.Very contemporary in it's style, yet based in tradition. The pot is formed of a gorgeous matte black base of clay and then accented with highly polished areas that have been hand burnished with an agate stone. This is the signature style of Moroni's mother Lydia Quezada. Throw in the fact that the pot was hand formed without the use of a potter's wheel using clay that the artist's dig personally from the surrounding countryside, and painted with a homemade paint brush using long strands of human hair.. and you have a true masterpiece!
Approximate Measurements: 5 1/2" high x 5" wide ( 16 3/4" in circumference at it's widest point)