Mexican Clay Ceramics is an ancient craft used as a way of individual expression by many contemporary artists. As with all object-making art forms, there is a logical process involved in expressing an idea. This logical process enables the artist to produce the desired effect with the selected material such as Mexican Clay Ceramics. It is grounded in an understanding of materials and decorative techniques as well as technical skills so that concepts and experience can be expressed in visual form.
Until the sixties, Mexican Clay Ceramics figures were made by hand; nowadays, they are mostly made using gypsum molds and are fired in old fashioned wood burners (with exception of the masks, which are still handmade). From there, the pieces for the production of Clay Ceramics figures go directly to the hands of the artists; they polish every single piece and then create wonderful patterns with very fine brushes and acrylic paints. This translates into every figure being an original, since the artist has the freedom to choose whatever color and styles he wishes to on every piece.
Mexican Clay Ceramics, more than any other medium is the very stuff of creation. It lives as the artist works it. It responds in kind to touch. Its poignant gestures depict universal emotions and states of being. Visit our store and choose your favourite piece!