Ceramic Bowl Master Potter Manuel Morales Mexico Fine Folk Art Sun
- Large Size Ceramic Bowl .
- Diameter- 10"
- Height- 4 3/4"
- Luis Manuel Morales Gámez, Tzintzuntzan native, artist, and master potter, has created high fired ceramics for 25 years. His family has worked clay for five generations. Manuel Morales and his father, Miguel, a traditional potter who switched from wood-fired kiln to high-fired ovens.
- Manuel began to work in clay at the age of eight. Later Manuel studied painting and graphic design at the University of Michoacán in Morelia, where he was influenced by the great Mexican painters Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, Rodolfo Tamayo, and Pablo Picasso. He studied the ancient cultures of South America and Mexico, and in particular his own Purhépecha culture, incorporating into his own work ancient symbols found on the yácatas (pyramids) just outside the village.
- There are few Mexican potters who have achieved the level of accomplishment that Morales enjoys. His work, sold in a very few exclusive Mexican shops, is often shipped to Europe and the United States for sale.
- This amazing piece of art has the traditional hand painted Pre-Hispanic glyphs.
- The hummingbird in Purhépecha language meaning “the place of the hummingbird",
- the fish, moon, bright colors all represent Tzintzuntzan.
- What an amazing museum piece of pottery to have in your home, office or as a gift for someone special.