Inka Inspired Painted Vessel

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Evoking the ceramics of the ancient Inca, this decorative vase is designed by Peruvian artisan Dionisio Rojas. He crafts the vase of ceramic to feature a curvy shape with two handles. Hand-painted geometric motifs in tones of brown and beige evoke centuries of history.

Dionisio Rojas Gutierrez is an artisan from the Andes mountains of southern Peru. He has worked since the age of ten with his cousins, who are also ceramics artists, and his aunt who had an art store in his hometown. Rojas sold his ceramic artwork locally as a teenager and won art contests at local, state, and national levels as his skills progressed. Alongside his lovely wife, he fully dedicates himself to his ceramic artwork, in particular churches, lamps, animals, and musicians.

He forms the vases on the potter's wheel, while figurines are shaped by hand or in a hand-made mold. The pieces are fired it at a temperature of 900º C (1,652º F). When they have cooled, Rojas paints the motifs and protects each piece with a coat of varnish.

The ceramics of Pre-Columbian Peru are featured in the exhibition A Beautiful Dichotomy; Contrasting Pre-Columbian Peruvian Ceramics.

10.25" H x 6" W x 6" D

For decorative use only

Signed by the artist

Made in Peru.

6.75" H x 5" W x 4.3" D

Stand/base: 1" H x 2.4" Diam.

For decorative use only

Made in Peru

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