Elizabeth Rangle Roque, Zapopan, Jalisco
Elizabeth Rangel Roque started in goldsmithing when she was a child. Her father, Master Goldsmith Luis Rangel Linares, is originally from Iguala de la Independencía, Guerrero a cradle of renowned jewelers. As a child, he worked in his father’s workshop, Baltazar Rangel Pedrote. Luis Rangel migrated to Jalisco and continues to work in the goldsmith trade. Currently, Elizabeth, her brother and husband work together in their taller (workshop).
Elizabeth is a fourth-generation artist and has a master's degree in archeology which has allowed her to apply original motifs to her pieces by introducing and experimenting with pre-Hispanic techniques as well as traditional ones. Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, she and her father have begun teaching her 13-year-old son their craft.
Elizabeth, her sister and father work on all parts of the process, from metal casting, rolling, hammering, sawing, sculpting, sanding, polishing, polishing and setting natural stones. Her father is a self-taught stone carver and applies traditional techniques from Iguala. The pieces he carves in stone are mounted in silver.
Her husband works in lapidary and sculpture in natural stones, incorporating and experimenting with techniques referred to in books on pre-Hispanic techniques and also applying techniques taught to him by his father-in-law. He also sculpts pieces in wax which are then used in the lost wax technique — lost-wax casting is the process by which a duplicate metal sculpture is cast from an original sculpture. Intricate works can be achieved by this method. The oldest known examples of this technique are approximately 6,500-years-old
Goldsmithing is an important part of this family’s life — they enjoy creating unique pieces, each of which presents a new challenge — it is currently their main source of income.
In 2020, Elizabeth won First Place in the Galardon a la Artesania jewelry category with her piece “Dije de Dios Tezcaltipoca” a piece elaborated jointly by Diego Antonio Toscano Alcantar (her husband) and Luis Rangel Linares (her father). In 2021, she won Second Place in the Galardon a la Artesania jewelry category for her bracelet “Los Guachimonones”, also made jointly with her father, Luis Rangel Linares. In 2022, Elizabeth and her father won First Place in the Galardon a la Artesania jewelry category for their piece “Tradicion Ancestral Wixarika una Joya”.
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