Efren Ledezma

Efren Ledezma Veloz is a member of the large Ledezma family, many of which are potters from Mata Ortiz. He says he began to pot in 1995, learning from his brother Gerardo but a lot of his pottery more closely resembles that produced by his neighbor, Manolo Rodriguez. Efren's pieces are usually composed of a white clay body decorated with complex repetitive geometric designs in black and red. He also often superimposes painted animals like bees, birds or lizards in a contrasting single color over the background.

Sgraffito and painted red and black design on a buff-colored jar
Buff jar with sgraffito and painted geometric design
5 in H by 4 in Dia
Bands of crocodiles decorate a polychrome seedpot
Polychrome seedpot decorated with bands of crocodiles
5 in H by 4 3/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito and painted fish design on a polychrome seed pot
Polychrome seed pot decorated with a sgraffito and painted fish design
4 1/4 in H by 5 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito and painted turtle design on a polychrome seed pot
Polychrome seed pot decorated with a sgraffito and painted turtlefish design
4 3/4 in H by 5 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito, painted and raised lizard design on a self-standing polychrome plate
Self-standing polychrome plate decorated with a sgraffito, painted and raised lizard design
6 in H by 2 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito, painted and raised turtle design on a self-standing polychrome plate
Self-standing polychrome plate decorated with a sgraffito, painted and raised lizard design
6 in H by 2 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito and painted wildlife and nature design on a polychrome seed pot
Polychrome seed pot decorated with a sgraffito and painted nature and wildlife design
4 1/2 in H by 5 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito, painted and formed lizard design on a self-standing polychrome plate
Self-standing polychrome plate decorated with a sgraffito, painted and formed lizard design
5 3/4 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito, painted and formed lizard design on a polychrome seed pot
Polychrome seed pot decorated with a sgraffito, painted and formed lizard design
4 3/4 in H by 5 in Dia
Sgraffito and painted fish design on a polychrome seed pot
Polychrome seed pot decorated with a sgraffito and painted fish design
4 1/2 in H by 4 3/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito, painted and formed lizard design on a self-standing polychrome plate
Self-standing polychrome plate decorated with a sgraffito, painted and formed lizard design
5 3/4 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito, painted and raised lizard design on a polychrome seed pot
Polychrome seed pot decorated with a sgraffito, painted and raised lizard design
4 3/4 in H by 5 in Dia
Lizard and geometric design on a polychrome seed pot
Polychrome seed pot decorated with a lizard and geometric design
5 in H by 5 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery