Religious Ceramic Sculpture
I bought the first one for myself as a confirmation gift because one of our Deacons, in a class for new Catholics, said every Catholic home must have a few things - one of them was a statue or photo or painting, etc., of our Blessed Mother Mary. I bought the second for a woman in my Bible study, who is from Peru and just moved into a new home. I bought the third one for my sister, because when she saw a photo of mine, she fell in love with it - not for the religious appeal, but from a folk art perspective - and after looking at many online, I can't agree more. I watched the video of how the artisan makes the retablo and it added even greater value to it. I simply love them. I love the scene behind Mary - the high mountains, and the flowers, in a wooden box with doors. I mounted mine on a wall in my home office and see it from where I sit. I'm buying the next one as a thank you gift for a close friend who I will be visiting in a few weeks.
We just got back from Peru and loved the country. I was looking for something like this but didn't see anywhere. Thank you so much. The detail is amazing. A perfect gift.
Erika Ulloa is my favorite retablo artist on the Novica website. I already have a nativity retablo by this artist that I will display through the holiday season. But this piece spoke to me the minute I saw it. The beauty of the ceramic figures, the fine detail in decoration, and the stunning vibrant colors all called to me as an artist. Ulloa's portrayal of Catholic symbolism in Christ's Passion is powerful and moving. Added to it is the overall charm of Andean flora and costume. It will have an important place in my religious art collection.
"It fills me with pride to know that my retablos will be going to different parts of the world where the culture is totally different… but just as beautiful as my own."
Artisan Crafted Peruvian Nativity Scene Set of 7, "Characato Born"
Handmade Ceramic Eden Tree of Life Sculpture from Mexico, "Eden Tree of Life"
Collectible Religious 12 Apostles and Jesus Sculpture, "The Last Supper"
Handcrafted Christian Theme Christmas Retablo Diorama, "Blue Andean Christmas"