Ceramic Mermaid Trinket Dish Signed Angelica Morales Mexican Folk Art
Diameter- 4 3/4"
Please note the beautiful and intricate details on the plate. Angelica has painted a gorgeous mermaid with her arms open.
Angelica Morales Gámez and her brother, Manuel Morales Gámez, and sister, Leticia Morales Gámez, follow in the footsteps of their mother Doña Ofelia Gámez in producing black and white ceramics. Angelica has been working at her craft for over 18 years and is the fourth generation of her family to continue making black and white pottery.
Angelica lives and works in a small town in Michoacán where she creates old-style Tzintzuntzan pottery with pleasing, simple decorations in manganese black over a background of kaolin white and glazed, these days, with a lead free glaze.
Angelica is an award winning potter and is well known throughout Mexico, Europe and the United States.
This village with the singing name that means "place of the hummingbirds" was once the capital of the great Purepecha empire and the site of the first cathedral, though that was later moved to Patzcuaro. It specializes in pottery with a creamy white or beige glaze decorated with simple line drawings in black. The drawings are detailed and beautiful and always charming, reflect the major local industry and show fish, boats or fishermen wielding the graceful butterfly nets that have become the trademark of Lake Patzcuaro.