Storyteller Family with Six Kids
The potter is one of the many talented Fraguas, all fine potters who really enjoy making storytellers.
This appealing group is completely traditional in fabrication, from gathering and mixing the clays, to forming, painting, and firing; all by hand.
Mama – or Grandma – has her lap full of children; six in all, and seemingly all girls!
The two on her lap are each holding something; an olla, and a basket, or clay plate.
Details of clothing are painted, and the poses are charming.
The colors are a combination of natural clay slip, plant pigment – the black – and paint.
Amusing and traditional, with a personal style, this is a grand addition to storyteller collections (and perfect for those with six girls in the family).