Ernesto Ramirez is another well known potter in the village. He is popular for the quality and intricacy of his pots. His designs feature the difficult to achieve cuadricula squares that are distributed evenly across the surface of his pots. Ernesto hand forms his pots without the use of a potter's wheel, from clay that has been dug from the surrounding countryside and strained to remove the impurities. As such, the clay is the purest and easiest to work with, so say the artists from Mata Ortiz. The painting on this piece was done with handcrafted brushes made of long strands of human hair! The pot is polished with an agate stone to achieve a beautiful shine.
I love how true to the artist's signature style this pot is, yet it has very modern appeal with the gorgeous egg shape form! The combination of the natural earthy red almost brown paint with the natural white paint is stunning on the highly polished black surface of this piece. The traditional cuadricula squares design that is arranged in the signature pattern style of Ernesto Ramirez, lends a wonderful modern appeal to the piece. The pot is signed by the artist, and a pottery ring is provided for free with your purchase.
Approximate Measurements: 6 1/2" high x 4 1/2" wide (14 1/2" in circumference)