Laura Bugarini

When he was very young, his characteristic was speed. By starting to paint pots in the contemporary style of Mata Ortiz, preserving very close references to the old Casas Grandes style, she distinguished herself among her sisters and colleagues of her generation as a fast painter. In a change of speed, in search of her unrepeatable artistic identity, she pivoted from the imitation of a generic style to the tiny work of miniature perfection. A pictorial work close to the watchmaker's precision: on her table a lamp, magnifying glass, cushion and gloves dominate the scene.

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So much energy spent on detail, expressive as it is, earned him recognition of the delicate and precious “Bugarini style”, which other artists have followed, almost microscopically illustrating the walls of his ceramics.

He fully knows all the pottery manufacturing processes, from the preparation of the clay and raising it, but he specializes in painting. Each piece is valuable, due to the preciousness of its design. This allows when, due to circumstances of the trade and daily life, a piece breaks (whether in the firing process or already in the hands of its collector), the fragments are treasured and integrated into other design pieces and accessories: Earrings, bracelets and rings applied to Taxco silver bases. Each piece contains a creative life that does not deteriorate.

His style does not use edging, that is, it consists of a defined sequence of lines that one after another form graphic patterns – which can be filled with color – that sometimes encode simple signs, but frequently form patterns that in turn give rise to other figures in the composition. Like the moon, like a necklace on the skirts of a ceramic ensemble.

Laura works carefully and keeps few pieces in her inventory because the commissions she continually receives from clients set the pace of marketing. This is due to her professional commitment, her solid career and the recognition she makes of other female ceramists from Mata Ortiz, such as her mother Guadalupe Cota and Lydia Quezada (Juan's sister) who inspired her to look for her own place, a distinctive, his way of being.