In the state of Michoacán, Mexico, near the community of San José de Gracia, large chunks of clay are extracted from the earth and brought back to the village. These chunks are the raw material used in the making of these renowned pineapple pots with intricate details and a luminous green glaze. These pots showcase the exceptional skill and mastery of the artisans that create them, such as Herlindo and Juan Gutierrez. They employ outstanding techniques of appliqué to produce masterpieces that form punchbowls, pineapple pots, candelabras of various sizes, and other objects. The use of yellow and blue glazes, in addition to the traditional green, also give new dimension to these artful forms.
Pottery Dimensions: 14″ H x 8″ W