Pottery Maker


Series Title
Mexican People
Artist
Isadoro O'Campo (Mexican, 1910 – 1983)
Date
1946
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
Sheet : 17 5/8 x 15 5/8 in. (44.77 x 39.69 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2016.1.1.10

Label
The state of Puebla south of Mexico City is famous for its pottery. Much Puebla pottery was traditionally made by small family enterprises in which men, women and children worked together to perform the various stages of pottery production. Here we see a Puebla potter preparing clay by kneading it with his feet. Pots that have already been thrown are stacked for drying on shelves behind him. Isidoro Ocampo was a major figure in 20 th century Mexican printmaking whose work was shown in numerous national and international exhibitions between the 1940s and 1970s.

Object Type
Print