Vintage Mexican Ceramic Oval Plate Museum Quality Famous Potter Jose Bernabe C.
Museum Quality Ceramic Dish.
- Wide- 11 1/2"
- Length- 8 3/4"
- Tall- 1 3/4"
- Tonala is a town where famous potters reside. One of them is José Bernabe Campechano, a true maestro of petatillo pottery. It has been said that "Petatillo" ware is Mexico's answer to Limoge china.
- Petatillo is one of the most beautiful manifestations of Mexican pottery, therefor rarely seen in public markets.
- This unique technique takes its name from the decorative crosshatching of thin lines that is like the petate, a finely woven mat used to sleep on in many Mexican homes.
- Due to the labor-intensive process and the resulting high selling prices, very few artisans undertake this work - remember this when looking at possibly purchasing petatillo.
- The paints and pigments are made of mixtures of colorants from the soil and are applied with fine brushes of animal hair (which he also makes). Sometimes he will use Japanese brushes.
- José has received numerous awards and prizes over the years for his creative work. He is featured in the landmark book, "Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art.
- His works are found in museums and private collectors homes.