|Capelo is an artist; an architect, a painter, a sculptor, and a ceramist. His paintings and ceramic pieces decorate his breathtaking home (below) and can be found in collections around the world. From his hilltop home and studio he closely supervises his assistants as they throw, paint, and fire the majolica pottery he designs.|
|Aerial Landscape, encaustic||Turtles, encaustic||Bull Fighter, encaustic|
|Here are some of Capelo's majolica techniques:|
|Although most pieces are thrown on a potters wheel (below), some of Capelo's work is hand modeled or press - molded.||The well - lit Capelo painting studio.|
Capelo's love of horses can be seen in his work.
A stable on his property keeps him in touch with his prize animals.
|Capelo makes both sculptural and functional pieces. Here are a few of his pieces.|
For more information, see "Ceramics in Guanajuato, Mexico: A
Look at Five Contemporary Studios," in Ceramics Monthly,
March, 2003, 78-81. You may contact Capelo (in Spanish) at:
Alfarería Mayolica de Guanajuato
Ceramist, Angelica Escarcega Rodriguez
Ceramist, José Luis Méndez Ortega
Jeweler, Francisco Garcia Guevara
ARTCERA Wax figures of Salamanca, Guanajuato
Betancourt Icons of Celaya, Guanajuato
Gobelin tapestry weaving in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato
Ikat foot-loom woven shawls of Moroleon and Uriangato, Guanajuato
Papermaker, Margarita Orozco Ramirez, of San Miguel, Guanajuato
Wood carver, Fernando Giron Pantoja, of Apaseo el Alto, Guanajuato
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.