Capelo

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
Mineral de Valenciana
Cerro de la Cruz
Guanajuato, Guanajuato
México CP 36000

Telephone from the United States: 011-52-473-73-28964
Fax: 011-52-473-73-28413
Email Capelo

 
GUANAJUATO LINKS:
Ceramist, Angelica Escarcega Rodriguez
Ceramist, José Luis Méndez Ortega
Guevara Ceramics
Tecpatl Ceramics
Cane baskets
Jeweler, Francisco Garcia Guevara
Tinsmithing
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

MORE LINKS:
Maya Reproductions  
Tiles and Ceramics of Seville, Spain  
Tiles and Ceramics of Talavera de la Reina, Spain  
Tiles and Ceramics of Ubeda, Spain  
Monje Ceramics of Lora del Rio, Spain
Earthenware Tiles of Portugal  
Majolica Ceramics of Caldas da Rainha, Portugal  
Los Leñateros Papermaking, Printmaking, and Book Arts Studio
Pottery of Western Cameroon
Traditional Dunzi Production in Yaoli, China
Porcelain production in Jingdezhen, China 
Roof Tiles in Bali, Indonesia  
Tapestry Crochet 
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