Angelica Morales Gamez Hand Painted Mexican Pot - Dated 1988 – Primping Your Home

Angelica Morales Gamez Hand Painted Mexican Pot - Dated 1988

Angelica Morales Gamez Hand Painted Mexican Pot - Dated 1988 Main View

This large pot was made by Angelica Morales Gamez, an award winning potter, out of red clay painted with manganese black and kaolin white clays. Angelica lives and works in a small town in Michoacan in Mexico, making hand molded, hand painted ceramics for over 18 years; she is the fourth generation potter in her family. She hasn't had formal art training; she learned from her family how to paint figures on her pottery. Her pottery is made in the Tzintzuntzan tradition (Tzintzunzan is a city in the state of Michoacan where the potters use distinctive colors and designs).

Angelica Morales Gamez  Hand Painted Mexican Pot - Dated 1988 Side two

This pot or olla was decorated with a complex painting of women carrying baskets and strings of fish. The details are wonderful and include buildings, birds and the sun, among others. The piece was signed near the bottom "Mercar Pescado" {the fish market} and Angelica M. Gamez 2-MAR 1988. Scenes of everyday life in the village are typical of this type of pottery.

Angelica Morales Gamez  Hand Painted Mexican Pot - Dated 1988 showing base and side view

This pot is 8 inches tall, 9 inches wide across the belly and 7 inches front to back. It weighs 3 pounds 4 ounces and is in excellent condition, with a few flakes off and a hairline on the outside bottom which does not go through to the inside. This pot is an exciting piece of Mexican folk pottery, which is not only highly collectible but highly decorative.

© Linda Henrich

Photos By: Wayne Henrich

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