5-Piece Nativity

Marilyn Lewis Ray

$1,150.00

Description

The charming storyteller figures of this prize-winning potter are beloved, and widely collected.

Totally hand made and traditional, from hand-gathered, natural clay to natural colors, and pit-fired, they are detailed and animated, with sweet faces.

This charming Nativity is just as well-made and appealing as her smaller works, but with a different subject.

Naturally snow-white Acoma clay is formed into abstracted figures of Mary, Joseph, a cow, a lamb, and, of course, the Holy Child.

Everyone, including the sleeping Baby, looks contented, and/or really happy. He is on his side, wrapped in a nicely decorated fine-line design.

Marilyn’s signature wildlife is also delightfully evident: an alert robin perches on Joseph’s head, a butterfly sits on Mary’s arm, and a protective ladybug watches over the sleeping Baby.

There is another, realistically painted, monarch butterfly fluttering on the flank of the smiling cow.

Black, plant -derived paint contrasts with natural clay slips in russet-red and green, all contrasting beautifully with the smooth, white clay base.

This group, like all the artist’s work, is totally attractive, appealing, and beautifully crafted; a collector’s delight by a highly reputed potter.

 

Additional information

Dimensions

1/2" H x 2 1/4" W x 2 1/4" Deep, Baby is3 1/4" L x 2 1/8" W x 1" H, Cow is 4 1/4" L x 2 3/4" H x 1 7/8" deep, Joseph is 6" H x 2 3/8" W x 1 3/4" deep, Lamb is 3 1/4" L x 2" H x 1 3/8" W

Medium

Natural Clay and Clay Slips I Vegetal Pigment