Vintage Catrina Dinnerware
Large- 12"diameter x 1"thick
Medium- 10"diameter x 1"thick
Small- 8"diameter x 1"thick
Festive Artisan Made Dinnerware.
- Add some authenticity and culture to your dinning table with a set of these completely functional artisan crafted dinner platters.
- Decorate your walls with this functional piece of art, each plate is equipped to hang on the wall.
- These plates are handmade from dense and durable ceramic that is kiln fired with protective glaze. Safe for high heat and all types of kitchen use.
Quality Cookware Crafted By True Artisans.
After each dish is molded and sculpted from raw clay it is ready to be cured using a two-bake high-heat firing process. The ceramicware 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 to all sides 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 dinnerware 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 plate 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.
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