Terracotta Pottery

Families sculpt each piece by hand, dry it in the sun, paint it with a red clay slip, polish it, and then finally fire it.  The firing process involves placing the objects on a grate above a pine bark fire with a covering of grass for 2-3 hours.  The occasional unique black spot can sometimes be found on the piece and is a tribute to this ancient firing process.

Handmade from the riverbed clay of the Chenautla area of Guatemala

Shipping:  Winner’s bid plus $5.50