Roberto Olivas is only in his 30's, but quite gifted at working with clay. He is married to Yadira Silveira, and as such he is also the brother in law of the famous Lila Silveira. He learned the art of carving out designs in pottery from Tavo Silveira, and he does a magnificent job in the carving and the painting of his pottery. Roberto Olivas has been making pottery for about 14 years now, and won first place in the Mata Ortiz Concurso (juried award show) in 2007. More recently in 2015 Roberto took home the second prize in his category. The pot itself is extremely well done... with a great textural feel to it! And so light weight (another sign of high quality). The design features a stylish homage to the feathered serpent, a ceremonial and religious figure to the people that inhabited the local ruins of Paquime, and a gorgeous geometric design painted in black and red natural paint. This piece is signed by the artist. A pottery display ring will be included at no additional cost.
Approximate Measurements: 5 5/8" high x 4 1/2" wide x 13 1/2" in circumference at its widest point