Hand built and hand painted figurine candleholder inspired by Mexican folk art. Featured in spotted jaguar.
7" L X 5"H X 2.5" W
Veronica Ortuño is a creative director and interior designer based in Austin Texas, as well as a ceramic artist.
Ortuño visited the Detroit Institute of Art and was moved by their collection of vessels and sculptures dating back to 1200-1500 BC. She was mesmerized by the fact that these pieces could survive thousands of years.
The collection is called Tierra Sagrada, Lluvia de Oro (Sacred Land, Rain of Gold). The sculptures are all hand-built and hand-painted, making each piece distinctive and one-of-a-kind. Hand-building will always be one of the most impressive ancient traditional art form, no matter how time-consuming, she says.