This black textured saucer is extraordinary... unusual and finely crafted, it was hand formed by the award winning second generation artist Mariano Quezada, the talented son of master potter Reynaldo Quezada. Reynaldo is the youngest brother of Juan Quezada. He learned pottery from Juan and his brother Nicolas, and then furthered his skills under his sister Consolacion. Reynaldo pioneered this unusual pottery technique called Tejido..with beautiful indentations all over an even black ware base.It is a beautiful thing to see Mariano carry on the traditions of his father. Some even consider Mariano to have surpassed his father in talent, but we think they are pretty evenly matched. One of our favorite aspects of the traditional art form in Mexico is how these beautiful traditions are passed on within the family. It is a life long gift!
This particular piece shows Mariano's creativity, yet base rooted deep in family tradition. He has expanded upon his father's design of an open bowl form by adding the perfect touch of visual appeal with the top made to resemble the doorways of the local ruins of Paquiime! I love this one! It really compliments the form in a beautiful way. I also love how Mariano has added a different textural element to the carved design of the indentations on the very bottom of the piece. This adds another level of difficulty and appeal to the piece! The lidded pot is signed by the artist. A pottery display ring is not necessary.
Approximate Measurements: 10 1/2" high x 9 1/2" wide x 30 1/2" circumference