Ceramic cookware with an with a folk art twist. Our Vintage Catrina Casserole Dish is hand molded from ceramic with handles. This completely functional baking dish is painted completely by hand in deep blue accented with Mayolica patterns and the stunning Elegant Catrina fills the center of the dish. Design inspired by Jose Posada art and Mayolica traditional designs. Handmade from Dense and durable ceramic that is kiln fired with protective glaze. Safe for high heat, dishwasher safe, and for complete use throughout your kitchen.
Both ceramic and paint are Lead Free safe to hold food. Each dish is hand painted, there for the artwork may vary slightly, no two casserole dishes will ever be exactly the same.
12"length x 9"w x 3"deep
Quality Cookware Crafted By True Artisans.
After each casserole dish is molded and sculpted from raw clay it is ready to be cured using a two-bake high-heat firing process. The cookware is first baked in a high-fire kiln at 1200-1500 degrees Fahrenheit. The 2nd bake is done at the same high-heat. This bake occurs after the artwork has been painted on and the protective glaze has tediously been applied both inside and out of every dish. This glossy glaze protects the ceramic and hand painted imagery(allowing it to be both water and intense heat proof). The finish also draws out all of the colors and provides a true shine. This is a quality made functional cookware crafted by true artisans.
All of our ceramic dinnerware and bakeware are handmade by true fair-trade artisans of Guanajuato Mexico.
A Folk-Art hero and Renegade of Mexico.
The original Catrina artwork that is hand-painted on each baking dish was adapted from original art created by 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 Señor José Guadalupe Posada.
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.