Burnished Tonala Pottery Dated 2008
Ángel Ortiz Gabriel
Ht. 24' x W. 24"
Ángel Ortiz Gabriel, working in Tonalá, Jalisco, has been creating ceramics for more than fifty years and is one of the most skilled potters working anywhere in Mexico. Tonalá has been an important center of ceramics for more than 500 years. Angel has revived traditions from the thirties that had actually disappeared from his village. He learned his craft from his grandparents, who were also traditional potters. Angel’s brushwork is simply gorgeous and as skilled as the finest brushwork anywhere in the world. His narrative designs depict nature and village life.