This limited edition artisan-crafted Beatles sculpture will be the pride of any collector's display. The Beatles Crossing Over Abbey sculpture is hand sculpted from ceramic and hand-painted with vibrant colors & patterns inspired by traditional Talavera and Majolica techniques. Talavera patterns stream across a thick ceramic base. Each figure is hand-molded and painted with incredible detail, celebrating the brilliance which is the last studio album recorded, cleverly infused with vibrant artistry of Talavera and inspired by Dia de los Muertos culture.
11"h x 14"w(front to back) x 5"deep(or side to side)
Each Beatle is cleverly hand-painted to match the patterns on the base. This one-of-a-kind collector's piece comes with a certificate of authentication and artisan bio. No two Beatles Crossing Over Abbey sculptures are exactly the same, subtle differences will occur from one to the next.
Each Beatles Crossing Over Abbey sculpture is individually painted by the very best Talavera artisans of Guanajuato Mexico; their technique has been passed down from one generation of artisans to the next. This limited edition work of art transcends culture, art, and music. Inspired by the traditions celebrated during Day of the Dead / Dia de Los Muertos, influenced by our collective love for the Beatles, and created with the old-world artisan techniques of Talavera and Majolica artistry.
The Artisan Process
This unique limited edition ceramic sculpture is hand molded and sculpted from raw clay. The ceramic sculpture goes through a double firing process. The first bake allows the raw molded clay to cure and harden. The harden clay sculpture is inspected for impurities then each sculpture is individually hand-painted with lead-free natural paint by a small team of talented Talavera and Majolica artisans. A glossy protective glaze coat is applied before heading back into the oven. The second bake is done in a high-fire kiln with temperatures reaching 1200˚ - 1500˚F. The protective glaze and finish allows for Indoor or outdoor display. This detailed and complex artisanal process requires a small team of craftspeople and artisans who make a living wage for their trained skills and talents. durable finish safe for outdoor display. *No two Beatles Crossing Over sculptures will ever be exactly the same, variations will occur in the ceramic and in the hand-painted patterns.
Talavera style is a popular Mexican style used by crafters from Puebla, Tlaxcala, Atlixco, Cholula, and Tecali. The indicator colors of this Mexican style are typically 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.