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Handmade Talavera Style Two-Sided Skull Sculpture, "Skull Dichotomy"

Working with traditional Talavera techniques that date back to the 16th century... more

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Working with traditional Talavera techniques that date back to the 16th century, Puebla artisan Isabelle Collins creates this remarkable skull sculpture. Black and white local clay is cleaned, matured and then kneaded to achieve the proper consistency. Once the pieces are formed, they are dried slowly in unventilated spaces before being fired and glazed. The skull is decorated in two styles; one side has traditional Talavera motifs in cobalt on white, while the other side has a random spatter pattern of black on natural beige.

  • 1.82 kgs
  • 4.0 lbs
  • 20 cm H x 15 cm W x 21 cm D
  • 7.75" H x 6" W x 8.25" D

  • Ceramic
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Marked with artist's initials or trademark
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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Steven

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09/26/2022

"Beautiful"

Very beautiful cross.

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Puebla Petals, Blue and Off White Talavera Style Ceramic Wall Cross

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Nancy

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03/23/2022

"Isabelle Collins Holiday Garden"

Absolutely beautiful artwork!!! I m so happy I ordered Isabella s beautiful piece of work. My plant looks great in it! Thank you Isabella absolutely love the colors, it makes me smile every time I look at it……

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Kathy

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01/29/2022

"Very colorful!"

A beautiful ceramic pot that brightens up our patio area!

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Linda

From San Diego, CA. United States

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12/30/2021

"Excellent Craftmanship"

Beautiful for holiday gifts...

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Cobalt Christmas, Hand Painted Blue and White Ceramic Ornaments (Pair)

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Paula

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10/27/2021

"Beautiful Coasters"

These handmade coasters are a gift that I am very pleased to give to a friend.

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Desert View, Square Ceramic Coasters with Cacti (Set of 4)

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Kathy

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08/19/2021

"Beautiful planter!"

This is a beautiful hand-painted planter and it came packaged VERY carefully.

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