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 15 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 is extremely well done... just gorgeous! And so light weight it reminds me of a balloon (another sign of high quality). A beautiful white clay color, combined with black painted designs... simply stunning with the combination of the intricately carved and painted designs. This is one of our personal favorites from Roberto! Really well executed and balanced design! This piece is signed by the artist. A pottery display ring will be provided at no additional cost.
Approximate Measurements: 5 5/8" high x 4" wide x 13 1/2" in circumference at its widest point