Absolutely adorable! Full of whimsy and joy! You just can't help but smile seeing this mini turtle! we love it! A great and affordable way to begin your Mata Ortiz Pottery collection, or just an unusual addition to an existing collection. Angela Corona is a delightful young woman, and she favors animals in her work. She is married to Oscar Ramirez, another very well known potter in Mata Ortiz, Mexico. They work together in the home on a daily basis, crafting spectacular pottery based on nature. We love their turtle designs, as well as their lizards, owls and butterflies. There is such a beautiful sculptural quality to this little guy! It was hand formed from clay that was dig by the artists from the surrounding countryside and formed without the use of a potter's wheel. The design is painted with long strands of human hair, using paints handcrafted out of natural pigments and minerals. This piece is signed by the artists. A pottery ring is not needed.
Approximate Measurements: 2 1/4" high x 3 3/8" wide x 4 1/8" deep