Abraham Rodriguez is a second generation potter who also learned the art of Mata Ortiz Pottery from his well known family members. Abraham is a true cowboy, and rides some of the nicest horses in town. His love of nature can readily be seen in his pottery. Abraham crafts some of the nicest sgraffito work with animal scenes in town. Sgraffito is the technique of building up layers of paint and then carving or etching to reveal the color of the clay below, and is quite the laborious process. At first sight you can see Abraham's love of nature, and he transfers the images into his work with care and respect. Abraham took home 2nd place in his category at the 2017 Mata Ortiz Concurso juried art show.
I love the shape and feel of this piece, as well as the high quality work that it represents. The nature scene in the desert features exquisite deer, a big horn ram, birds, and saguaro cactus in the design. And I love the nest of baby owls hiding in a cutout in one of the magnificent saguaro cactus! This piece was signed by the artist, and a pottery ring will be included at no additional charge.
Approximate Measurements: 7 1/2" high x 6 3/4" wide (20 3/4" circumference at it's widest point)