Bring a splash of character and culture to your decor with our La Catrina on Trike sculpture. This handmade sculpture is created through a unique fusion of ceramic and iron that is completely done by hand. The skeleton Catrina and vibrantly colored base is hand molded from ceramic. The tricycle is hand forged from iron that is firmly fused to the Catrina sculpture and ceramic base.
This whimsical work of art is hand painted with colorful patterns that cover the entire hat both top and underneath. The ceramic base is hand painted with the same matching pattern. Each Catrina is individually painted by the top Talavera artisans of Guanajuato Mexico; their technique is inspired by old-world Talavera and Majolica artistry. Every Cycling Catrina sculpture is signed by the artist who painted it. The Ceramic is kiln fired with a glossy durable finish safe for outdoor use.
The Cycling Catrina is made up of 2 pieces- The head + hat is 1 solid piece of ceramic that is fixed with a thick metal pin which inserts to the body and base. The metal pin allows the head to swivel on the body. 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
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 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.
Cycling Catrina Sculpture.
- Product Code: CDT-mctr-101
- Availability: In Stock