Liven up your decor with our Muertos Cat sculptures. This handmade signature design is influenced by Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Traditions. More than just another home accessory each kitty is a whimsical work of art that is hand-molded from ceramic and hand-painted by true artisans. If you love your pets and appreciate a little artisan crafted culture in your decor then look no further than our Muertos Animales ceramic sculptures. The Talavera patterns cover the back of their ears, as well the back of the head. The ceramic base is hand painted with the same matching Mexican Talavera pattern. Each Cat sculpture is individually hand painted by the top Talavera Mexican artisans; located in Guanajuato Mexico.
Their technique is inspired by old-world Talavera and Majolica artistry.
Features / What's Included
The Muertos Cat sculpture is made up of 3 pieces- the head & the tail are both fixed with a thick metal pin that inserts to the body at either end. The base is fused to the to the body. The metal pins allows both the head and tail to swivel on the body, this unique feature allows you to display and adjust just the way that you prefer. All pieces are included with each sculpture.
The Artisan Process
This unique ceramic sculpture is hand sculpted from clay that is then high-fired in a large kiln. The ceramic sculpture goes through 2 baking process. The 1st bake allows the raw clay to dry and harden before it is hand-painted with Lead Free paint. The 2nd bake is done in high-fire kiln with protective glaze finish. The Glossy protective Glaze coat that is baked on in a high-fire kiln where temperatures reach 1200* - 1500*F. Indoor or outdoor display, hand painted, one of a kind, each piece may vary slightly, fair trade artisan crafted. The Ceramic is kiln fired with a glossy durable finish safe for outdoor display.
Artisan Talavera Style
Each Muertos Cat sculpture is individually hand-painted by the top Mexican Talavera artisans of Guanajuato Mexico. We partner with this group of fair-trade artisans, to create several beautiful pieces of folk-art like the Muertos Donkey. Their technique is inspired by the old-world painting style known as Talavera and Majolica, their talent in this artistry dates back centuries and has been passed down from one generation to the next.
Talavera style is a popular Mexican style used by crafters from Puebla, Tlaxcala, Atlixco, Cholula, and Tecali. The indicator colors of this Mexican style is usually blue and white, but in recent years artisans have added yellow, black, green, orange, and mauve to the style color palette. The color palette is made with natural pigments to get the right shades for the pottery or whatever piece they are painting.
Muertos Cat Sculpture Large.
- Product Code: CDT-mcat-1001
- Availability: In Stock