Pottery & Figurines

DeSilva Imports is a leading source of high quality fair trade pottery from Mexico. We specialize in Mata Ortiz Pottery, Oaxacan Black Pottery from San Bartolo Coyotepec, Aguilar Sisters figures from Oaxaca, Talavera from Dolores Hidalgo and Mayolica from the famous Gorky Gonzalez of Guanajuato, Mexico. All of our pottery is hand chosen to insure that you have a unique selection of Mexican pottery in many price ranges.

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  1. Demetrio Garcia Aguilar Large Clay Mourner With Candle Angels Altar

    Demetrio Garcia Aguilar Large Clay Mourner With Candle Angels Altar

    $295.00
    Demetrio Garcia Aguilar is the son of Josefina Aguilar, and this is amazing third generation Aguilar Family work! It is really exciting to see how these traditions are passed down within the family, and we love being a part of it even in just a small way. Demetrio is one powerhouse of an artist! He is a true artist in that his work is thoughtful, unique and constantly pushing the bounds of what we normally see in his medium. Demetrio uses traditional themes, but always adds his own spice and twist to each theme. Familiar subjects take on whole new meanings in his creations. And there is always an intense attention to detail, provoking both visual and intellectual responses. I love this gorgeous piece!! It is one of my very favorites!! The depiction is consistent with the religious and indigenous traditions that surround you in Oaxaca. The female mourner is holding a candle, just like those lit inside the churches on a daily basis in memory of a loved one, or in prayer for the health and happiness of another. She has a traditional rebozo shawl over her head, a paractice that has become a central indigenous symbol of practical feminine dress. The rebozo can be used more modernly as a shawl, but it is traditionally worn by indigenous women in the marketplace to carry their babies, on the head as a base to balance a basket of products on their head, or as a head covering for religious celebrations such as in this depiction. At the base of this large figure, Demetrio has placed a smaller version of the mourner, kneeling at an altar with the Virgen de Guadalupe. The mourner is surrounded by angles, who carry her prayers to heaven. The pink roses that surround the mourner are a particularly beautiful addition, and the facial expression evokes emotion. I just love this piece! Learn More

  2. Enedina Vasquez Cruz Oaxacan Pottery Day Of The Dead Tehuana Pineapple Dance Miniature

    Enedina Vasquez Cruz Oaxacan Pottery Day Of The Dead Tehuana Pineapple Dance Miniature

    $75.00
    An awesome Day of the Dead interpretation of a woman dressed in the traditional dress of the regional women from Oaxaca performing the Pineapple Dance. This Tehuana clay miniature is from the incredible artist Enedina Cruz Vasquez of Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico. Enedina and her sister Angelica Vasquez Cruz are examples of both the beauty of folk art being handed down amongst the families in Oaxaca (having learned pottery from their parents), and of the incredible sense of innovation in the changing designs of later generations of artists. Enedina is especially known for her knowledge of the traditional dress of the seven regions of Oaxaca. Learn More

  3. Enedina Vasquez Cruz Oaxacan Pottery Day Of The Dead Tehuana Pineapple Dance Miniature

    Enedina Vasquez Cruz Oaxacan Pottery Day Of The Dead Tehuana Pineapple Dance Miniature

    $75.00
    An awesome Day of the Dead interpretation of a woman dressed in the traditional dress of the regional women from Oaxaca performing the Pineapple Dance. This Tehuana clay miniature is from the incredible artist Enedina Cruz Vasquez of Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico. Enedina and her sister Angelica Vasquez Cruz are examples of both the beauty of folk art being handed down amongst the families in Oaxaca (having learned pottery from their parents), and of the incredible sense of innovation in the changing designs of later generations of artists. Enedina is especially known for her knowledge of the traditional dress of the seven regions of Oaxaca. Learn More

  4. Fernando Garcia Aguilar Clay Day Of The Dead Market Woman Blue Dress Fruit Vendor

    Fernando Garcia Aguilar Clay Day Of The Dead Market Woman Blue Dress Fruit Vendor

    $48.00
    One of the most special aspects of Mexican Folk Art is when these family traditions are passed down within the family. And we love supporting young and emerging artists in their art work in any way that we can. This is third generation Aguilar Family work! The artist is Fernando Garcia Aguilar, the younger son of Josefina Aguilar. It is really exciting to see how these traditions are passed down within the family, and we love being a part of it even in just a small way. We first met Fernando while he was displaying his work through an exhibit sponsored by our favorite organization, the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art (FOFA). FOFA is a great organization that recognizes and promotes the work of artists under the age of thirty. We love the level of careful detail in Fernandoo's work, and his portrayal of often darker legend based elements of traditional Mexican folk art. Please make sure to check out the story behind the Aguilar Sisters on our Focus on the Artists page. Their life story is quite incredible! I love Fernando's Day of the Dead market women! This particular piece is of a fruit vendor in a traditional Indian market balancing a plate of fruit on their head, while holding a pineapple and a large slice of watermelon. Full of whimsy and creativity! Learn More

  5. Fernando Garcia Aguilar Clay Day Of The Dead Market Woman Green Dress Pan De Muertos Bread Vendor

    Fernando Garcia Aguilar Clay Day Of The Dead Market Woman Green Dress Pan De Muertos Bread Vendor

    $48.00
    One of the most special aspects of Mexican Folk Art is when these family traditions are passed down within the family. And we love supporting young and emerging artists in their art work in any way that we can. This is third generation Aguilar Family work! The artist is Fernando Garcia Aguilar, the younger son of Josefina Aguilar. It is really exciting to see how these traditions are passed down within the family, and we love being a part of it even in just a small way. We first met Fernando while he was displaying his work through an exhibit sponsored by our favorite organization, the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art (FOFA). FOFA is a great organization that recognizes and promotes the work of artists under the age of thirty. We love the level of careful detail in Fernandoo's work, and his portrayal of often darker legend based elements of traditional Mexican folk art. Please make sure to check out the story behind the Aguilar Sisters on our Focus on the Artists page. Their life story is quite incredible! I love Fernando's Day of the Dead market women! This particular piece is of a pottery vendor in a traditional Indian market balancing traditional pan dulce Mexican sweet bread on their head, while holding loaves of the tradition Day of the Dead bread Pan de Muertos that can be found in every home during the Day of the Dead festivities in Oaxaca. Full of whimsy and creativity! Learn More

  6. Fernando Garcia Aguilar Clay Day Of The Dead Market Woman Purple Dress Pottery Mezcal Vendor

    Fernando Garcia Aguilar Clay Day Of The Dead Market Woman Purple Dress Pottery Mezcal Vendor

    $48.00
    One of the most special aspects of Mexican Folk Art is when these family traditions are passed down within the family. And we love supporting young and emerging artists in their art work in any way that we can. This is third generation Aguilar Family work! The artist is Fernando Garcia Aguilar, the younger son of Josefina Aguilar. It is really exciting to see how these traditions are passed down within the family, and we love being a part of it even in just a small way. We first met Fernando while he was displaying his work through an exhibit sponsored by our favorite organization, the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art (FOFA). FOFA is a great organization that recognizes and promotes the work of artists under the age of thirty. We love the level of careful detail in Fernandoo's work, and his portrayal of often darker legend based elements of traditional Mexican folk art. Please make sure to check out the story behind the Aguilar Sisters on our Focus on the Artists page. Their life story is quite incredible! I love Fernando's Day of the Dead market women! This particular piece is of a pottery vendor in a traditional Indian market balancing pottery on their head, while holding a bottle of mezcal. Full of whimsy and creativity! Learn More

  7. Fernando Garcia Aguilar Clay Day of the Dead Pink Dres Calla Lily Vendor

    Fernando Garcia Aguilar Clay Day of the Dead Pink Dres Calla Lily Vendor

    $48.00
    Perfect for a Day of the Dead or Aguilar Sisters Figurine collector. This is third generation Aguilar Family work since the artist is Josefina Aguilar's son Fernando. It is really exciting to see how these traditions are passed down within the family, and we love being a part of it even in just a small way. Fernando Aguilar has won awards for his work, including being an award recipient from the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art juried award show, which recognizes and promotes the work of artists under the age of thirty. We love the level of careful detail in Fernando's workPlease make sure to check out the story behind the Aguilar Sisters on our Focus on the Artists page. Their life story is quite incredible! Learn More

  8. Fernando Jimon Tonala Clay Ceramics Burnished Pottery Great Masters Of Mexican Folk Art Birds And Flowers Design

    Fernando Jimon Tonala Clay Ceramics Burnished Pottery Great Masters Of Mexican Folk Art Birds And Flowers Design

    $275.00
    Fernando Jimon Melchor represents more than five generations of traditional ceramics from Tonala, Mexico. His work is noted for a modern flair that still adheres to the traditions of his famous family. Born in 1971, Fernando says he first became interested in pottery at the young age of seven, and became active in pottery making at the age of nine. He participated in his first competitions on both a local and international level at only thirteen years of age, and after receiving such a high level of reception, he decided to dedicate himself to the art of pottery. Fernando went on to win more national awards than we can even mention! His work is full of fine and minute detail, expertly crafted to the highest level of precision. As a recognized master artisan, he was invited to join Herencia Milenaria de Tonala in 2006, the association promoting the work of the ancient heritage of Tonala, Mexico in the new millennium. He served as president of this organization, one of the most prestigious group of artists in Mexico, from 2009 to 2012. Fernando continues to win award after award on a national level in Mexico for his incredible detailed and beautiful work. He works in the style known as Barro Brunido or Barro Bandera, roughly translating as Burnished (or highly polished pottery achieved through hand polishing) and banded design pottery. Fernando Jimon is who we would warmly consider as one of the great voices of today's folk art in Mexico. His pieces are the ones that, out of your whole collection, you will treasure in the future. They are hard to come by, and true representative of fine quality Mexican Folk Art! Grab it while you can! These are not pieces that you will see everywhere you turn! One of a kind and truly museum quality artistry! Learn More

  9. Fernando Jimon Tonala Clay Ceramics Burnished Pottery Great Masters Of Mexican Folk Art Birds And Flowers Design Cazuela Bowl

    Fernando Jimon Tonala Clay Ceramics Burnished Pottery Great Masters Of Mexican Folk Art Birds And Flowers Design Cazuela Bowl

    $395.00
    Fernando Jimon Melchor represents more than five generations of traditional ceramics from Tonala, Mexico. His work is noted for a modern flair that still adheres to the traditions of his famous family. Born in 1971, Fernando says he first became interested in pottery at the young age of seven, and became active in pottery making at the age of nine. He participated in his first competitions on both a local and international level at only thirteen years of age, and after receiving such a high level of reception, he decided to dedicate himself to the art of pottery. Fernando went on to win more national awards than we can even mention! His work is full of fine and minute detail, expertly crafted to the highest level of precision. As a recognized master artisan, he was invited to join Herencia Milenaria de Tonala in 2006, the association promoting the work of the ancient heritage of Tonala, Mexico in the new millennium. He served as president of this organization, one of the most prestigious group of artists in Mexico, from 2009 to 2012. Fernando continues to win award after award on a national level in Mexico for his incredible detailed and beautiful work. He works in the style known as Barro Brunido or Barro Bandera, roughly translating as Burnished (or highly polished pottery achieved through hand polishing) and banded design pottery. Fernando Jimon is who we would warmly consider as one of the great voices of today's folk art in Mexico. His pieces are the ones that, out of your whole collection, you will treasure in the future. They are hard to come by, and true representative of fine quality Mexican Folk Art! Grab it while you can! These are not pieces that you will see everywhere you turn! One of a kind and truly museum quality artistry! Learn More

  10. Fernando Jimon Tonala Clay Ceramics Burnished Pottery Great Masters Of Mexican Folk Art Fish Design

    Fernando Jimon Tonala Clay Ceramics Burnished Pottery Great Masters Of Mexican Folk Art Fish Design

    $275.00
    Fernando Jimon Melchor represents more than five generations of traditional ceramics from Tonala, Mexico. His work is noted for a modern flair that still adheres to the traditions of his famous family. Born in 1971, Fernando says he first became interested in pottery at the young age of seven, and became active in pottery making at the age of nine. He participated in his first competitions on both a local and international level at only thirteen years of age, and after receiving such a high level of reception, he decided to dedicate himself to the art of pottery. Fernando went on to win more national awards than we can even mention! His work is full of fine and minute detail, expertly crafted to the highest level of precision. As a recognized master artisan, he was invited to join Herencia Milenaria de Tonala in 2006, the association promoting the work of the ancient heritage of Tonala, Mexico in the new millennium. He served as president of this organization, one of the most prestigious group of artists in Mexico, from 2009 to 2012. Fernando continues to win award after award on a national level in Mexico for his incredible detailed and beautiful work. He works in the style known as Barro Brunido or Barro Bandera, roughly translating as Burnished (or highly polished pottery achieved through hand polishing) and banded design pottery. Fernando Jimon is who we would warmly consider as one of the great voices of today's folk art in Mexico. His pieces are the ones that, out of your whole collection, you will treasure in the future. They are hard to come by, and true representative of fine quality Mexican Folk Art! Grab it while you can! These are not pieces that you will see everywhere you turn! One of a kind and truly museum quality artistry! Learn More

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