Jerardo Tena is another fine potter from among the second generation of potters in Mata Ortiz, who has received numerous awards for his pottery, and travels extensively for exhibitions here in the US. Jerardo is featured on page 179 of the famous book: The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz. Jerardo and his wife Norma are fantastic artists who are known for the precision of both their painting and their pottery skills. They have won too many prizes to list here, taking home a prize at the Mata Ortiz pottery competition almost every year. Jerardo has traveled extensively in the Southwest region giving demonstrations of his work, and featured in far flung places ranges from an exhibit in Harrisburg, PA, to being one of the featured artists at the Los Angeles Pottery Show.
I absolutely love this sculpted Raccoon effigy figure! It is another of my favorites from Jera. I love the traditional painted designs that trace back to prehispanic times, the shaded eyes, the protruding ears and the curved tail. And to think that this was hand formed without a potter's wheel, and painted with a paint brush hand made of human hair.. incredible! The precision detail in the fine painting is just above and beyond! As with all of our pottery, this pot is signed by the artist. A pottery display ring will be included at no additional cost.
Approximate Measurements: 6" high x 4" wide x 5" deep