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Oaxacan Red Clay Planter | Female Face

$95.00
HANDMADE IN MEXICO

These whimsical head planters are made of rich Oaxacan clay - mixed with a Mexican love story.

Color: Natural Clay

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Story

When Jose 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 now, with his sculptor's hands, he remembers her face every day.

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

These head planters are made from rich Oaxacan clay mixed with a Mexican love story.

Details
  • MEASUREMENTS: 6"x 5.5"
  • MATERIALS: 100% Oaxacan Clay
  • COLOURS: Red Clay
  • ORIGIN: Mexico
Product Care

Dust exterior with a dry cloth. Wash any stains with mild detergent and water, then leave to dry in the sun.

MEET THE ARTISAN

Oaxaca, Mexico

José García — Manos Que Ven

Don 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. And his sculptor’s hands. There are no moulds here, no fancy machinery – just generations of tradition and history. His work is natural 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. The only face he needs to know.