Large Ceramic/Pottery Pig Mexican Folk Art Handmade Collectible Decor Red Pins

$ 189.99
  • Amazing Ceramic Large Pig with Red Pins.

  • Measurements
  • Height- 12"
  • Width- 11"
  • Length- 17 1/2"

  • The green glazed pig bank was made by award winning ceramicist Irene Alejos Orozco.
  • She is from the town of San Jose de Gracia, Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico.

  • This is a new twist on the handmade pig. She added red pins to the ceramic pig.
  • Each pin was added one by one. This was very time consuming, taking two months to make.
  • First the pig is molded, then before it is put into the kiln, Irene makes the holes onto the pig. Afterwards each pin is added to the holes.

  • The type of gazing is called "Barro Vidrialo.Ceramic glaze is an impervious layer or coating of a vitreous substance which has been fused to a ceramic body through firing. Glaze can serve to color, decorate or waterproof an item. Glazing renders earthenware vessels suitable for holding liquids, sealing the inherent porosity of unglazed biscuit earthenware
  • Irene was one of the few artisans selected to attend el Premio Nacional de la Ceramica, or The National Ceramic Awards in Tlaquepaque, Mexico.
  • This is an amazing piece and we are thrilled to bring you this wonderful work of art.

  • We will wrap the pig for safe travel.

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