Mexican Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead burnished with quartz fired black earthenware skull executed in a Holy Kitsch! traditional and authentic decorative design by the original studio who created this method see photos above inventor with family and below amazing.
Best quality available and authentic black clay the highly polished surface appears as a blue black metallic gleam. Good ones are thick with an imaginative carved out design and are made of the correcto grey clay which turns black on firing.
The earthenware is fired beforehand polished with quartz crystal it is also etched out firstly. The clay is mined in the vicinity of the studio a natural dark grey clay native to that district that turns black once fired. The fine grey clay lends the exquisite finish
Exquisite home ware casting wonderful shadows when used with a tea light candle. MID:10x8cm aprox MEDIUM 11x8cm aprox
The doyen of the studio now passed away developed this technique in her latter years since widely emulated. It is most likely based on a similar technique used in fired red earthenware more northern Mexico whereby they polish and paint the clay so it appears the same as a glaze.
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