Tecpatl Ceramics

Jorge Gonzales Hernandez and his son and daughter prepare the clay, throw, model, hand-paint, and high-fire stoneware at Tecpatl Ceramics in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Jorge uses a phone card to help him throw a clay basket on his kick-wheel.

Jorge carefully adds a handle to a clay basket.

Stoneware baskets before and after firing.

Stoneware jug.

For more information, see "Ceramics in Guanajuato, Mexico: A Look at Five Contemporary Studios," in Ceramics Monthly, March, 2003, 78-81. You may contact Jorge (in Spanish) at:

Ceramica Tecpatl
Cerro del Erizo S/N
Mina de Valenciana
Guanajuato, Guanajuato
Telephone from the United States: 011-52-473-73-26273

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Web page, photographs, and text by Carol Ventura in 2001. Please look at Carol's home page to see more about crafts around the world.