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 the unusual egg shape form of this pot from Moroni. Elegantly formed, thin walled and light weight.. this is a gorgeous piece. We actually kept a similar piece for our own personal collection. Very contemporary in it's style, yet based in tradition. The pot is formed of a creamy white clay and then accented with natural black and red paint used to decorate the surface in difficult to execute geometric patterns. 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 work of art!
Approximate Measurements: 5 3/4" high x 4 1/2" wide (15" in circumference at it's widest point)