An exhibition at the Regional Museum of Ceramics in Tlaquepaque honors Ken Edwards, the internationally famed U.S.-born ceramicist who installed the first high-temperature kiln in Mexico and produced ceramics renowned for incorporating traditional Tonala designs.
Edwards died July 31 aged 96. Visitors will see examples of the famous Edwards pottery, predominantly dinnerware and decorative forms, many of them with animal motifs. In the 1970s and 80s, Edwards’ El Palomar branch in Tonala had more than 70 employees as big orders flooded in from abroad. His contribution to the genre in Mexico was recognized with various awards.
The Museo Regional de Ceramica is located at Independencia 237 in Tlaquepaque centro. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Through October.