Juan José Ramos Medrano is Candelario's grandson. He works in his humble home creating the most incredible art pieces.
He transforms the pliable clay into colorful creatures that are then coated with. (ceramics rubbed with birch oil extract). Juan José is not a prolific artist and often when you visit his home, he has very little to sell.
However, when there is work available, you may happen upon a real treasure. Or kneading the clay into unique devils, lions, roosters, churches, trucks and.(grotesque figures inspired by a local ceremonial dance). The kiln is readied and fires pieces created several days before. The pieces have to be dried in the open air before baking them or they will explode.
The firing is done at a very low temperature compared to other types of ceramics. Each figure is rubbed with birch oil just before firing, giving them a lacquered appearance once finished. Dates back to colonial times and is surrounded by myths. The most popular pieces of art are the colorful Nahual figures with the reputation of coming from a magical world.(both pronounced [na'wal]) is a human being who has the power to magically turn himself or herself into an animal form, most commonly donkey, turkey and dogs, but also other and more powerful animals. Can then use his powers for good or for evil causes according to his personality. The common Mesoamerican belief of. That all humans have an animal counterpart to which their lifeforce is linked, also often intertwines with. In English the word is often translated as "transforming witch" but a translation without the negative connotations of the word "witch" would be "transforming trickster". Piece will be an amazing. Addition to any house hold or collector of Mexican folk art.
The item "Vntg Ceramic Betus/Nagual Mexico Folk Art Handmade Juan J Medrano Sign Lion Man" is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Folk Art".
The seller is "laurabruce2" and is located in Eugene, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Uruguay, Russian federation, South africa.