POCHTECA is Promoting the excellent creations of the premier artists in Mexico, some are well known and some should be.
This week we offer the works of the Solis Family Workshop. These large and beautiful pieces are currently in Mexico safely stored at "Taller Solis", the Solis Family Workshop. When you indicate the desire to purchase, we ask for a refundable 50% deposit and begin the process of shipping the piece. Each piece will be carefully wrapped, packaged and shipped via our regular freight shipments to our warehouse, we will check it out and will ship it to you upon receipt of final payment.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Should it turnout that the piece has already been sold, you may opt to have the artist recreate it, this will require a greater lead time and we will work that out with you and the artist.
The Solis Family Workshop, “Taller Solis” is in Zinapecuaro, Michoacan, Mexico. Pottery production and creation has been constant for generations. Family members are proud of their heritage and aware that continued evolution of the craft will keep the workshop strong for the generations to come. As Fernando Solis Luna says:
Fernando Solis Luna
“Our tradition dates back to 1850, maybe a bit further back. For many years, we only made utilitarian dishes, pots and jars for water, bowls for food, among other objects for cooking.
It was about 60 years ago that my father started making decorative pieces. My parents married at a very young age of 18 years and started this wonderful calling. For 38 years ago, doing what they already knew, they continued to improve the work, experimenting with new ideas and based on the pre-Hispanic pieces that we found in this region, they began to polish the mud with plastics or stones.
I am the third son and I am 35 years old now. When I was a child, I worked with my grandparents making barrels and casseroles. About 20 years ago, we started to improve our pottery making by decorative pieces and discovering new techniques which took our pottery to another level. Along with my parents, my brothers and my wife, we do our best to bring you our ceramics for you to enjoy.
My life is my family along with this amazing gift that was given to me. I put my heart into every piece I make. Because it is the legacy of my grandparents and my parents, I will leave this legacy to my children. This wonderful gift has given me everything and my joy is to share my ceramics with you”. Fernando Solis Luna.
X-Large Vase Incised: 30" tall, 13" diameter: $999.99