Red clay candlestick holder with decorative shells, fish, flowers, and an octopus at the base. Original work by José Garcia Antonio.
Garcia Antonio is a Mexican artist primarily known for his pottery. From San Antonio Castillo Velasco in the municipality Ocotlan, Oaxaca, a town noted for its artworks.
García Antonio is almost blind from cataracts, but he is still able to create his works by touch. He works with local clay, making his pieces with moulds and by hand. For large pieces, several techniques are used including moulding and modeling, along adding decorative elements through carving and superimposed clay. Pieces are burnished with a smooth stone, the dried and fired. His pieces are left in their natural terra cotta colour and range from the small to nearly life-sized.
Measurements: Height 10.5", Width 8.5"
Measurements vary, as each piece is formed by hand.
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