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Day of the Dead Pottery

Handcrafted Pottery

Earthenware pottery is the most common type of Mexican folk art. First made here around 4500 years ago, today it is a melding of the newer, Spanish techniques of glazing and firing with the ancient Indian shapes, colors and patterns. We feature the Barro Policromado from Izucar de Matamoros, especially the renowned designs of the Castillo family. The family makes our multi-colored Menorah candelabras, too. Recently, we have expanded our selection to also include the terra cotta nativity figurines from Naples, Italy. They are another handcrafted pottery tradition that goes back several centuries.

Mexican pottery Day of the Dead art includes handcrafted, terra-cotta skeleton figurines and skulls made by the Tomas Hernandez family in Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla. You will also find covered jars and serving trays, bearing the hand-painted face of La Catrina. These are handcrafted by Mayólica Santa Rosa in Guanajuato City. Their jars and vases are turned by hand and then individually-painted in techniques that date back to early Spain and the island of Mallorca.


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Skeleton Galleros, Mexican pottery figurine
Skeleton men with fighting roosters. Mexican polychrome pottery by Taller Tomás Hernández Baéz.

Galleros figure measures 3.5 inches wide by 3 inches tall
SKU: PO-1_035
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Skeleton Market Lady, Mexican pottery figurine
Skeleton market lady selling product, handmade by Taller Tomás Hernández Baéz.

Mexican pottery figurine measures 2.5 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide. Each handcrafted piece is slightly different.
SKU: PO-1_031
Skeleton Luchador Wrestler, Mexican pottery figurine #1
Mexican pottery skeleton luchador figurine handmade handmade by Taller Tomás Hernández Baéz

Wrestler statue measures 6 1/2 inches tall.
SKU: PO-1_036
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Skeleton Luchador Wrestler, Mexican pottery figurine, leopard mask, #2
Mexican pottery skeleton luchador figurine handmade handmade by Taller Tomás Hernández Baéz

Wrestler statue with leopard skin patterned mask measures 6 1/2 inches tall.
SKU: PO-1_037
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Skeleton Luchador Wrestler, Mexican pottery figurine, red mask, #3
Mexican pottery skeleton figure handmade by Taller Tomás Hernández Baéz

Luchador measures 6 1/2 inches tall.
SKU: PO-1_038
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Skeleton Nun, Talavera Pottery Statue by Gerardo Garcia
Skeleton nun holding skull on a plate, is by Guanajuato ceramist Gerardo Garcia.

Skeleton nun, handpainted Talavera statue, measures 13 inches tall.
SKU: PO-1_033
Original price: $75.00
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Skeleton Catrina Face, on Leaf Serving Dish, Hand-painted Mayólica, 11-inch
Mexican mayórica pottery serving dish with hand-painted face of La Catraina.
Leaf plate measures 11 inches long by 7 inches wide. Coated with a lead-free, glossy glaze.
Original price: $49.00
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Skeleton Frida Kahlo, Pendant and Earrings, red
Mexican pottery pendant and earrings, Frida Kahlo design. Handcrafted by Gregorio Mercado Morgan

Handcrafted skeleton face of Frida Kahlo. Pendant measures 2 inches tall. The necklace is made of leather, the fishhook ear wires are laminated with gold.
Devil Skull Pendant, Mexican pottery
Polychrome pottery Devil skull with feather head dress by Tomás Hernandez Baez

Skull measures 2 3/4 inches tall. Can hang on a wall, or be used as a pendant with a ribbon or chain.
SKU: D-4_26
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Devil Skull Pendant, with Leopard Pattern, Mexican pottery
Handmade Devil skull pottery figure by Tomás Hernandez Baez

SIZE: 2 3/4 inches tall. Hangs on wall or loops through ribbon or pendant chain.
SKU: D-4_29
CAKE TOPPER: Skeleton Bride and Groom Pottery Figures on Red Heart Base
Skeleton bride and groom, Mexican pottery figurines handmade by Enrique Munoz in Puebla.

Skeleton couple standing on a red, wooden heart, measures 3 1/2 inches tall.
SKU: D-1_16
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