Ismael Loya

    He started to play with clay when he was a child eventually becoming the very fine potter he is now at his young age. Ismael forms tall very elegant shapes in which he paints intricate geometrical designs that match perfectly in the bottom of the pot.

    He is married to Adriana Bañuelos daughter of Roberto Banuelos (a famous first generation potter). Ismael won 2nd place in 2005 and 3rd place in 2006 during the Annual Mata Ortiz contest.