This handsome "barro canelo" decorative fruit bowl was produced by José Pajarito, son of the famous Nicasio Pajarito and perhaps the most accomplished potter among the younger generation of this most very important pottery making family. An highly accomplished artist in his own right, José Pajarito has won numerous awards for his work with traditional burnished pottery. The Pajarito studio is located in the Mexican pottery making center of Tonalá, in the state of Jalisco.
Born of a tradition stretching back to before the Spanish conquest, burnished "canelo" pottery is one of the oldest styles of pottery still in active production in Mexico. In a highly-labor intensive process, each object is first polished with the mineral pyrite, decorated with natural earth-based paints, and then fired at a low temperature.
This bowl measures 10 1/2" in diameter and is just under 5" high. It weighs just over 3 lbs. These are delicate items and are for decorative purposes only.
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