We got something fragile in the mail today… Pottery from Mexico! And not just any pottery but from the famous Gorky Gonzalez. He began as a painter and sculptor. However, in the early 60s he came across an antique piece of pottery imported from the Mediterranean and began experimenting with the double-glaze technique known as Majolica. Because of its association with Spanish colonialism, the technique had been abandoned in Mexico when they gained independence in the 1820’s.
“The notion of rescuing a forgotten craft – especially one so beautiful – was impossible to resist.” Gorky Gonzalez, source
Every piece of pottery that comes from the ceramic workshop of Gorky Gonzalez is handmade and hand-painted with lots of attention to detail. Here are some samples of the beautiful craft that arrived to Eye’s today:
Of course, this is just a small sampling – our first floor/basement is full of Mexican pottery and glassware. Now you know where to come for all your fragile needs! We welcome you with open arms! :)