Señor Efren Ledezma - Interlocking Lizards - Mata Ortiz Mexican Pottery
Señor Efren Ledezma - Interlocking Lizards - Mata Ortiz Mexican Pottery
Señor Efren Ledezma - Interlocking Lizards - Mata Ortiz Mexican Pottery
Señor Efren Ledezma - Interlocking Lizards - Mata Ortiz Mexican Pottery
Señor Efren Ledezma - Interlocking Lizards - Mata Ortiz Mexican Pottery
Señor Efren Ledezma - Interlocking Lizards - Mata Ortiz Mexican Pottery

Señor Efren Ledezma - Interlocking Lizards - Mata Ortiz Mexican Pottery

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Señor Efren Ledezma - Artist
 Width - 5 inches
 Height - 4.5 inches
 Weight - 9 ounces
A pottery ring is included.

 This is a near perfectly round, hand coiled pottery from the artist village of Mata Ortiz, deep in the Chihuahua Desert of Mexico. Señor Efren Ledezma is the creator of this incredible work of art.
 This piece is known as a ‘seed pot’ due to the microscopic hole in the top. Pottery remnants from a thousand years ago were found with this feature. Seeds for farming would be stored in these vessels, kept safe from rodents accessing and eating this valuable resource.
 The surface has a primer layer of cream white glazing. On top of this are dozens of intricate, hand painted images of surreal lizards with details finely etched down to the primer layer. These reptiles have their heads covered by another’s tail, so the complete image of any one of them is hidden from us. Varying shades of glaze are used. All the colors are derived from the local plants and minerals surrounding the village.
 The methods for creating this come from the techniques used by the ancestors belonging to the Paquime Culture in the region. All the materials are local and the outdoor kilns are built in the same manner using the same type of fuel. Brushes and tools are all locally made by the artists.
 This interlocking design is the immediately recognizable trademark of Señor Ledezma and is a higher level of skill for the community.
Señor Efren Ledezma signs his pottery in hard to locate places.

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