Maria Acosta is another well known potter in the village. She is popular for the quality and consistency of her pots. We just love how affordable her seed pots are, while being very well crafted and light weight. 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 pot is polished with an agate stone to achieve a beautiful shine. This seedpot is done in black natural paint on off white clay, and the design features bold spiders. The pot is signed by the artist.
Approximate Measurements: 2 1/4" high x 5 1/4" wide x 17" in circumference