Carmen Veloz

Carmela "Carmen" Ledezma de Veloz is a potter from Mata Ortiz. She learned to pot from Gloria Losoya de Veloz, then she developed her own unique white-body seedpots that she paints in red and black, using the white body as her third color. She also makes miscellaneous pot styles in white clay and leaves them undecorated.

Carmen and her husband, Jesus Veloz, travel the United States doing demonstrations of the Mata Ortiz techniques for creating and decorating pottery.

Lizard and geometric design on a polychrome seedpot
Polychrome seedpot with a lizard and geometric design
1 1/4 in H by 2 in Dia
Checkerboard and geometric designs on a polychrome seedpot
Polychrome seedpot with checkerboard and geometric designs
3 1/4 in H by 4 in Dia
A band of checkerboard and geometric designs decorates the tall neck of this marbleized clay jar
Marbleized clay jar with a tall neck decorated with checkerboard and other geometric designs
12 3/4 in H by 7 3/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a geometric design
1 1/2 in H by 2 1/2 in Dia
Squarish rim and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a squarish rim and a geometric design
3 3/4 in H by 4 in Dia
Pottery photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery