Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sgraffito Javelina / Agave Blossom Motif Pot

Javelina - Agave Blossom Motif Pot by Abel Mora
This unique small pot was scratched to create a rich duo tone decorative effect by potter Abel Mora of Mata Ortiz.  The desert nature design is made up of flying birds, 8 Chihuahuan desert javelinas, rocks, cactus, and bloomed agave plants with the flowering depicted by the scalloped opening to the pot.    Note, that the top and bottom represent similar, but different scenes.