Hand Molded ceramic mini dinner plate. Black background with vibrantly detailed Sugar Skull that is completely painted by hand with immense detail. Add a touch of character and culture to you your table setting!
6"squared x 1"thick
Dinnerware crafted by Artisans. Functional art.
Great as a bread / baguette plate, perfect size appetizer plate. Can be used as a spatula rest, or as a trivet for your hot pans Safe for high heat / kitchen use. Each plate is equipped to hang on the wall making this artisan crafted functional art. The Calavera (Sugar Skull) is artwork inspired by Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Made from Dense and durable ceramic that is kiln fired with protective glaze. Each Mini Calavera Plate is twice baked in a high-fire kiln at 1200* - 1500*F. The 2nd bake is done in with protective glaze finish. These plates are Lead Free safe to hold food, Indoor or outdoor display, hand painted, each plate may vary slightly, fair trade artisan crafted.
Inspiration Behind the Artwork...
The Sugar Skull art on each plate was adapted from José Guadalupe Posada (the father of the Catrina). ”La Calavera Catrina" was originally sketched in 1888 by one of Mexico’s first & most infamous satirical cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada.
About A Folk-art hero from Mexico.
Born in a small town located in the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico on February 2, 1852. As a boy Posada was educated by his older brother Cirilo, who was a “campasino” school teacher of sorts. Cirilo taught his younger brother how to read, write, and draw. This small but significant bit of education would prove to be a critical asset to Posada as he matured to become a Mexican political printmaker and engraver. Posada’s work has influenced many Latin American artists and cartoonists because of its satirical acuteness and social engagement. He used skulls, calaveras, and skeletons to make political and cultural critiques.