Saul Silveira is one of Lila Silveira's brothers, and you can see her influence in his traditional designs. We love the traditional painted designs on this beautiful, yet affordable pottery. We still can't get over the fact that Mata Ortiz pots are painted with hand made paint brushes crafted of long strands of human hair. Then combine that effort with the fact that the artist dig their own clay from the surrounding area, refine the clay, hand build the pottery without a potter's wheel, make their own paint out of minerals, and often fire in the traditional manner on the ground without a modern kiln.. wow! Saul Silveira is known for the actual hand burnishing or polishing of the pottery with an agate stone. He often gives lessons in burnishing to the other potters in the village. I love this matte black clay, that appears closer to being a deep chocolate brown color. It has been perfectly accented with natural white paint. And I love the sculpted lip of this piece. It adds a unique touch to the pot. A great affordable piece, and it is signed by the artist. A pottery display ring will be included at no extra cost.
Approximate Measurements: 5 3/4" high x 5" wide (15" in circumference at its widest point)