Ezequiel Morales (Calgary, AB) was born in Dolores Hildago, Guanajuato, Mexico, a town where low fired red clay was one of the main industries. His father was a potter and even though his childhood visions were saturated with images of clay, he did not pursue ceramics until he moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1996. Upon moving to Calgary, where he worked as a biochemist, he continued his pursuit of clay knowledge by attending classes and workshops at Northmount Pleasant in Calgary and Metchosin International Summer School in Victoria, BC.
In 2005 he decided to dedicate himself full-time as a ceramic artist. He energetically applies the skills required of a biochemist, such as accuracy, perseverance and creativity to his work, creating well crafted balanced objects with great attention to detail in both construction and firing. His works are as diverse as his firing techniques, from utilitarian ware, fired in gas, salt or wood kilns, to decorative pieces fired in salt or wood kilns.
In 2007 Ezequiel was awarded the Alberta Craft Council’s Award of Achievement, in recognition of his achievements as an emerging fine craft artist.
ACC Exhibitions: The 2007 Recipients (2008)