Vessel Forms: Ollas/Jars

Surface Treatment: Polychromes.

Designs: Complex geometric designs (repeating triangles, hexahedrons, pentagons, and rhomboids) in red and black on a white clay body with honeybees, birds, or lizards.

Comments: Efren began making pottery around 1995, he learned from his brother Gerardo Ledezma, although his most current pieces reflect techniques similar to his potting neighbor, Manolo Rodriguez. He lives in Barrio Americano.

 

1 Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Efren Ledezma.

 

 

2. Mata Ortiz Polychrome Jar by Efren Ledezma.

 

References:

The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz

1999, Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, Arizona

Revised: 07/18/2008

Copyright 2008