Abraham Rodriguez won 2nd place in the 2017 Concurso, the annual art competition in Mata Ortiz, Mexico for his sgraffito work! Abraham Rodriguez is a second generation potter who also learned the art of Mata Ortiz Pottery from his well known family members. Abraham is a true cowboy, and rides some of the nicest horses in town. His love of nature can readily be seen in his pottery. Abraham crafts some of the nicest sgraffito work with animal scenes in town. Sgraffito is the technique of building up layers of paint and then carving or etching to reveal the color of the clay below, and is quite the laborious process. At first sight you can see Abraham's love of nature, and he transfers the images into his work with care and respect.
This piece is a fine example of his new work, a more modern abstract version of the nature scenes that he favors, with images of nature distributed throughout the piece. It holds an incredible visual interest. This particular piece focuses on birds, with the addition of a raccoon curled up at the top of one side. The pot also is done in a wonderful combination of back, red and a highly polished small white section! So cool! One of our favorites among his abstract work.to date! This piece was signed by the artist. A pottery ring will be included at no additional charge.
Approximate Measurements: 7 1/2" high x 7" wide (22" circumference at it's widest point)