LEONEL LOPEZ

Sale price Price $740.00 Regular price

Height 6.5"

Circumference 22"

Striking piece on white clay painted with blue and carved out to get back of the color of clay.

About the artist:

He was born in Mata Ortiz in 1986 and lived all his life there, until he moved to Casas Grandes to attend college where he graduated as an accountant. During his years at his parents side he learned to do pottery. He specialize in sgraffito technic, so he paints the whole white clay surface with a color (red, black, green or blue) and he carves an intricate geometrical design on the surface, circles, squares or triangles all around the surface and then carves birds or fishes in the bottom of the pot. 

Nowadays he works as an accountant in a menonite camp near Nuevo Casas Grandes and works on his spare time as a potter. He made his first attempts when he was 15 years old

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

He was born in Mata Ortiz in 1986 and lived all his life there, until he moved to Casas Grandes to attend college where he graduated as an accountant. During his years at his parents side he learned to do pottery. Nowadays he works as an accountant in a menonite camp near Nuevo Casas Grandes and works on his spare time as a potter. He learned the pottery art from his father Leonel Lopez. He made his first attempts when he was 15 years old.

 

He paints the whole white clay surface with a color (red, black, green or blue) and he carves the geometrical design on the surface, circles, squares or triangles all around the surface and then carves birds or fishes in the bottom of the pot.