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.
|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:
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