15% OFF

Oval Majolica Platter

Item Number: GGMP01

Sale $72.21 - $114.75 Reg. $84.95 - $135.00

Description

Gorky Gonzalez was born in Morelia, Mexico, in 1939. He was a student of the arts, and in the early 1960s his primary interest became the resurrection of traditional Colonial Majolica, a double-glaze pottery technique made popular in Italy and favored during Spanish colonialism.

Gorky considered traditional Majolica a lost craft representing a critical cultural and historical component of the region. So in 1965, with his wife Toshiko, Gorky founded his own ceramic workshop dedicated strictly to traditional Majolica.

Almost 50 years later, Gorky's dedication to quality and authenticity remain the cornerstones of Gorky Gonzalez Traditional Pottery. Today, Gorky Pottery is recognized as one of the most influential ceramic studios in Mexico, and in 1992 Gorky earned Mexico's National Award of Science and Arts in the field of Popular Art and Traditions.

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Gorky Gonzalez Small Oval Platter
Gorky Gonzalez Small Oval Platter
14 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Item #: GGM01H
Gorky Gonzalez Large Oval Platter
Gorky Gonzalez Large Oval Platter
16" x 13"
Item #: GGM01I

Materials

Every authentic piece of pottery offered by La Fuente Imports is hand made at the Gorky Gonzalez Ceramic studio in Guanajuato, Mexico. This assures that every piece we ship to you is lead and cadmium free, chip and crack resistant, as well as microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.

Helpful Information

  • Due to the handmade nature of Gorky Pottery, colors and design may vary slightly.
  • For decoration purposes there is an eyelet on the back of every platter for hanging on a wall.

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