Abraham Rodriguez

Abraham Rodriguez is a second-generation potter from Mata Ortiz. His parents are Olivia Mora and Armando Rodriguez. He is married to Flor Loya.

Abraham says he first put his hands in the clay when he was about 4. He grew up watching and working with his parents as they made pottery. He learned how to do sgraffito work from his uncle, Leonel Lopez Saenz. At first, like so many others in Mata Ortiz, he was doing his sgraffito work with a dental pick. Then he changed to using a sharpened bicycle spoke.

Abraham now seems to like making pots with multiple slip colors, then doing a sgraffito wildlife, nature and geometric design over much of the surface. He also incorporates optical effects in his designs.

Sgraffito wildlife and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a sgraffito wildlife and geometric design
10 3/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito nature and wildlife design on a black and buff jar
Black and buff jar decorated with a sgraffito wildlife and nature design
13 1/4 in H by 8 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito nature and wildlife design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito nature and wildlife design
7 1/2 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito nature and wildlife design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito wildlife and nature design
13 in H by 8 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito willdlife design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a sgraffito wildlife design
8 1/4 in H by 6 3/4 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Sgraffito wildlife design on a red and white jar
Red and white jar with sgraffito wildlife design
8 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Black and white jar with sgraffito wildlife and geometric design Sgraffito wildlife and geometric design on a black and white jar
10 1/4 in H by 9 1/2 in Dia
Black and white jar with sgraffito wildlife and nature design Sgraffito wildlife and nature design on a black and white jar
8 1/4 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Black and white jar with sgraffito wildlife and geometric design Black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito wildlife and geometric design
8 1/4 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Black, red and white jar with sgraffito horse and geometric design Red, black and white jar decorated with a sgraffito horse and geometric design
7 1/2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Polychrome jar with sgraffito horse and geometric design Sgraffito horse and geometric design on a polychrome jar
7 1/2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes stand
Polychrome jar with optical effect sgraffito wildlife and nature design Sgraffito wildlife and nature design with optical effects on a polychrome jar
7 1/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Measurement includes stand

Mata Ortiz/Casas Grandes Potters