About The Artists

            Dolores Gomez was born in Michoacan Mexico, where she now has her workshop.

This talented artist studied with master ceramist Kioshi Kishimoto, in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Veracruz, Mexico, from 1979 to 1982. In 1986 she founded, along with Marcelino Chavez Paz, Tekomu, a High- Temperature ceramics workshop. 

She has also participated as a teacher at the Museum of Contemporary Art Alfredo Zalce in Morelia, Michoacan.

Her ceramic work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago and Michigan in the Jagar Galleries.  She participated in a special exhibit called "16 Contemporary Artists" at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, and at the David Alfaro Siqueiros Gallery of the Popular School of Fine Arts. 

Dolores enjoys creating ceramic sculptures and vases which depict dancers and gymnasts. This interest in the human movement , she explains, started when she was working at the university and her cubicle had a window from which she could observe the ballet and gymnastic classes. 


                 Marcelino Chavez Paz ceramic artist from Michoacan, Mexico, studied Sculpture, Ceramics, Design and Composition, Drawing and Painting at the Fine Arts School of UMSNH.  In 1981 he enrolled in the course "Traditional Japanese Ceramics" given by master ceramist Kioshi Kishimoto in Mexico City.  Marcelino also majored in Philosophy in 1998. 

His has participated in many exhibitions including: "Contemporary Ceramics in Michoacan"  and "Second Tri-National Art Conference: Mexico-United States-Canada" "16 Contemporary Artists" at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City.

Marcelino Chavez Paz imprints a  mystical quality in his ceramic work, influenced by his Philosophy studies. His work, and particularly his masks, speak to the observer about the genesis of life and the origin of Man. The relationship between Man and the Sea....