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Vintage signed José Bernabe Campechano pottery vase

Vintage signed José Bernabe Campechano pottery vase for item safn-7087  
$40.00 $40.00

Lovely, 4 1/2" tall vase signed Bernabe. C Tonala,Jal Mexico. Blue white and gray decoration, glazed inside, wonderfully made artist piece. Perfect condition. This is made of a gray clay and the artist is know for making his own clays of different colors, usually reds. Near Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco, you will find the town of Tonalá. Thousands of visitors come to Tonalá to purchase all types of Mexican-made handcrafts, much of it the kind of souvenirs tourists "normally" take home with them. Very few realize they are visiting a town where famous potters reside. One of them is José Bernabe Campechano, a true maestro of petatillo pottery. I've heard it said that, "Petatillo ware is Mexico's answer to Limoge china." Petatillo by Jose BernabeIn hundreds of buying trips to Tonalá, I never realized this incredible folk artist lived here because his work is not found in the local stores. Petatillo is one of the most beautiful manifestations of Mexican pottery, and they are rarely seen in public markets.

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