9" Tall Terracotta Mermaid Vessel | Female

$185.00 CAD
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Created by a master from the world of Mexican folk art, these whimsical character planters are made of rich Oaxacan clay.


When José Garcia Antonio went blind a number of years ago, his first thought was not his art - it was how to remember his wife's face.

The rich red clay of Oaxaca held the answer for him. He would sculpt her face into these charming planter heads and candleholders. And now, with his sculptor's hands, he remembers her face every day. Or, he sculpts his own visage, like he has with this piece. 

These whimsical pieces make the perfect gift and come with a story card telling their romantic tale.

  • MEASUREMENTS:15 cm W x 13 cm D x 23 cm H / 5" W x 6" D x 9" H 
  • MATERIALS: 100% Oaxacan Clay
  • ORIGIN: Mexico
  • PLEASE NOTE: These hand made pieces vary in color, shape, and size. The clay ranges in color from tan to red and black after firing.  
 Product Care
Wipe with a damp cloth.

Meet the Artisan

Oaxaca, Mexico

José Garcia Antonio is a sculptor from Mexico who went blind a number of years ago. And now, all his female sculptures are of his wife’s face. José works with the rich, red clay of the Oaxacan soil to create these charming pieces. And his sculptor’s hands. There are no moulds here, no fancy machinery – just generations of tradition and history. His work is primitive and simplistic, but the emotions it inspires are complex.

He sculpts so he will always remember his wife’s face. It is the only face he knows…and it's where design and romance intersect.

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