Maria Acosta is another well known potter in the village. She is popular for the quality and affordability of her pots. We just loved these beautiful seed pot, from the moment that we saw them! The combination of the white clay with the red paint and the black squares, in such an unusual open format, reminds me of a crossword puzzle. The incisions around the seed pot opening give it a very distinctive look as well. And we love the sense of whimsy and fun, with the surprise addition of a lizard design on the bottom of the seed pot! Maria Acosta hand forms her 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 paint made from natural pigments and minerals by the artists, and applied with handcrafted brushes made of long strands of human hair! The piece is polished with an agate stone to achieve a beautiful shine. The pot is signed by the artist.
Approximate Measurements: 2 1/4" high x 5 1/8" wide (16 1/2" in circumference)