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My techniques for creating these unique pieces have evolved in the course of time. For clay I use both terracotta and white stoneware clay. Pieces are individually thrown on the wheel or are hand built. After the clay has dried I use multicolor underglazes which guide me into the sgraffito technique of drawing and scratching on the still soft clay. Each piece is then finished by working with different paints and overglazes, a clear glaze or a cold gold finish and finally the piece is fired in an electric kiln.


All pieces are one of a kind. My drawings come from aqncient mythologies, folk tales and imaginary fantasies from my childhhood in Uruguay which have all melded into a specific Washington Ledesma world of art.

CERAMIC VESSELS

CERAMIC VESSELS

These vessels are made of terra cotta clay. Each one is uniquely hand-etched (sgrafitto) and signed with Washington's logo wl and the year. The colors are created by underglazes and a process of painting before the firing of the piece.VIEW CERAMIC VESSELS

 
PAINTED CERAMIC TILES

PAINTED CERAMIC TILES

These tiles are made of terra cotta clay. Each one is uniquely hand-etched (sgrafitto) and signed with Washington's logo wl and the year. The colors are created by underglazes and a process of painting before the firing of the piece.VIEW PAINTED CERAMIC TILES

 
ANIMAL, BIRD, AMPHIBIAN AND REPTILE SCULPTURE

ANIMAL, BIRD, AMPHIBIAN AND REPTILE SCULPTURE

When Ledesma's lively creatures demanded to appear on their own forms, the artist's magical hands complied by sculpting birds, amphibians, mammals and reptiles. The three-dimensional work has led to yet another aspect of the mature artist's vision and Ledesma's ever simplified drawn lines show an increasing certainty and mastery of his art.VIEW ANIMAL, BIRD, AMPHIBIAN AND REPTILE SCULPTURE

 
SCULPTURES OF FIGURES

SCULPTURES OF FIGURES

Painted and hand etched sculpures of figures by Washington Ledesma.VIEW SCULPTURES OF FIGURES

 
OIL PAINTINGS

OIL PAINTINGS

The Amazing World of Washington Ledesma is filled with the joy of Life and Creation. Inspired by the marine light to paint on canvas, Washington's delightful pictures are also sly commentary on the history of art.VIEW OIL PAINTINGS