Celia Ortega

Celia Ortega Ledezma is a potter from Mata Ortiz. She most likely learned to make pottery from her mother, Yoly Ledezma, but she usually won't say.

Celia started making pots when she was around 16 and both makes pots and decorates them. She usually works with red and white clays for painting purposes and adds a black clay slip when she does sgraffito.

Photo of Celia Ortega
Celia Ortega
Sgraffito turtle and wave motif on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with a sgraffito turtle and wave motif
8 3/4 in H by 6 3/4 in dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito rabbit design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with sgraffito rabbit design
6 3/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito butterfly and dragonfly designs on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with sgraffito dragonfly and butterfly designs
5 1/4 in H by 4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito dragonflies and geometric designs on a black and red seedpot
Black and red seedpot decorated with sgraffito dragonflies and geometric designs
2 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito liaard design on a black and beige jar
Black and beige jar decorated with a sgraffito lizard design
4 1/2 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito lizard and geometric design on a black and beige jar
Black and beige jar decorated with a sgraffito lizard and geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito butterfly and geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with sgraffito butterfly and geometric design
2 1/4 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito rabbit and geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito rabbit and geometric design
5 in H by 4 in Dia
Sgraffito rabbit and geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with sgraffito rabbit and geometric design
6 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito turtle and geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with a sgraffito turtle and geometric design
4 3/4 in H by 4 in Dia
Sgraffito rabbit and mesh design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito rabbit and mesh design
2 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Photo of Celia Ortega courtesy of the
Pottery photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery