Mata Ortiz Pottery Octavio Silveira Jr Sgraffito Hummingbirds Stairway Top

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Octavio Silveira Jr. is the son of the world famous Tavo Silveira and Myrna Hernandez, and a third generation potter! This young potter is sure to be the next wave in talent coming out of Mata Ortiz! We love watching these traditions passed down within a family, and the family working side by side on a daily basis. Octavio already has that critical artistic eye that his parents have. His designs are crisp and clean, and his line work is amazing for an artist who is barely in his twenties.

This beautiful hummingbird pot is done in the sgraffito technique, where layers of paint are built up and then the surface is etched to reveal the color of the clay below and form the fine details of the design. I love how Octavio covers the entire open space of the piece with an almost maze like design that reveals a lot of the white clay color below. With the natural red paint, it really makes the piece pop and take on a modern feel. The piece is signed by the artist.

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Octavio Silveira Jr. is the son of the world famous Tavo Silveira and Myrna Hernandez, and a third generation potter! This young potter is sure to be the next wave in talent coming out of Mata Ortiz! We love watching these traditions passed down within a family, and the family working side by side on a daily basis. Octavio already has that critical artistic eye that his parents have. His designs are crisp and clean, and his line work is amazing for an artist who is barely in his twenties. This beautiful hummingbird pot is done in the sgraffito technique, where layers of paint are built up and then the surface is etched to reveal the color of the clay below and form the fine details of the design. I love how Octavio covers the entire open space of the piece with an almost maze like design that reveals a lot of the white clay color below. With the natural red paint, it really makes the piece pop and take on a modern feel. The piece is signed by the artist. Approximate Measurements: 5 1/4" high x 4 3/4" wide x 15" in circumference at it's widest point

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