Artisan made Day of the Dead decor never looked so good! Fall in love with our hand-painted Vintage Catrina kitchen canisters. These high-quality handmade ceramic jars are just as much a work of art as they are a functional kitchen utensil. Hand-molded from high-fire ceramic and hand painted with intense detail and beautiful colors. Celebrate Day of the Dead year-round with these unique kitchen canisters. Lead free paint, and safe for dishwasher, microwave, or oven use.
Each container is hand-thrown lead free ceramic which kiln fired both inside and out with a durable protective glaze. Safe to hold food and dishwasher safe.
Available in 3 distinct sizes or order as a set of 3(1 lrg, 1 med, and 1 sml).
Muertos canister sets also available in our authentic Muertos Doggie editions.
All canisters include matching hand-painted lid that not only nestles perfectly on top.
Capacity | Dimensions.
Large Capacity- 12 cups or 96 ounces. | 12"h x 8"squared
Medium Capacity- 8 cups or 64 ounces. | 11"h x 7"squared
Small Capacity- 6 cups or 48 ounces. | 9"h x 6"squared
*measurements include lids
The Technique of An Artisan Ceramicist.
After each canisters and lids are molded and sculpted from raw clay they are ready to be cured using a two-bake high-heat firing process. The canisters are 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 canister and lid. 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.
The Inspiration behind this signature design.
The original Catrina artwork that is hand-painted on each canister 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.
A Folk-Art hero and Renegade of 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.