Ramon A Velasquez
I was born in Nogales, Arizona and raised in Mexico. I grew up around arts and crafts. My father owned six art galleries in Nogales. I started working for him when I was in junior high. When I was old enough, my father gave me one of his stores. It was called Tony’s and I owned it for 18 years. We specialized
in wool rugs, leather goods, pottery and Mexican tile.
In an effort to expand my offerings, I traveled to my home State Jalisco in search of new ideas. I was so fascinated with the beautiful metal works of art being made there, that I decided to take classes to learn how to make them myself. Those classes made me realize how much I enjoyed creating my very own
I sold my store in 2002 and put my skills to work and with the help of my wife Rosa we started creating and hand making new pieces at our home, in Rio Rico, Arizona.
Now it's a family business. My wife Rosa and children learned the trade. They help me with ideas to create my art and assist me at the art fairs. Our specialties are handmade wrought iron furniture with tile and colorful metal wall art.
We dedicate our time creating and hand making pieces that we sell at art and craft festivals throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico.