Storyteller Family with Olla
This lady seems remarkably calm, to be holding nineteen (19!) children on her lap.
They are all singing together, so she does seem to be in quiet control. Maybe there was good soup in that olla.
Felicia, like her many Fragua family, specializes in storytellers, and just brought in this little marvel of pottery skill.
The materials are all traditional, and so is the method of creation.
All hand made, of hand gathered clay, formed and painted by hand, with natural clay slips, and plant color for the black.
A charming example of the continuity of tradition, plus the artist’s own wish to see how far she could go.
We all remember sitting on someone’s lap, listening to stories, so this resonates with everyone.