09 Aug 2021 Fair Trade Ceramic Chulucanas Animal Sculptures from Peru
Chulucanas pottery was developed by using techniques from pre-Inca times. These unique ceramic pieces are thrown and smoothed totally by hand. The ceramic pieces featured here are handmade by artist Rogger Crisanto in the Chulucanas town in the Piura Valley in Peru. This type of pottery is known for its bright, eye-catching colors and lively patterns. Peruvian ceramics have become an important part of Peru’s national history because of the value, aesthetic worth, and techniques used to craft the pieces. By purchasing from Craft Montaz, you are allowing this cultural tradition to live on and supporting local artists through fair trade.
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This colorful and eye-catching ceramic owl figurine is emblematic of traditional Chulucanas artwork. The figurine is made by an artist Rogger Crisanto from Peru and is fully handcrafted in black base and other soft colors. This special pottery is made in the town of Chulucanas in Peru, famously known for its pottery. It is signed by the artist. Dimension: 6″ long, 4″ wide, 6″ tall. As these are handcrafted, color and size may slightly vary from photos.
To make Chulucanas pottery, a liquid clay slip is placed over the exterior. Liquid clay is used to cover with minerals and herbs those areas or designs that they want to keep intact in color. The areas they want to darken are exposed. The piece decorated this way enters the smoking oven, where mango leaves have been used. When the ceramics are dry, they go to the wood oven and burn at a temperature of between 700 and 900°C approx. During this reduction burning, the mango leaf used as fuel will generate smoke that will darken the ceramic, and will also produce a resin that, when adhered to the ceramic, will give it the characteristic shine of Chulucanas style. This reduction burn is done 2-3 times depending on the desired dark tone, achieving a wide range of brown tones until reaching solid black.
Just like the owl featured above, this ceramic cat figurine embodies the quintessential Chulucanas style. This beautiful pottery animal art is made by an artisan from Peru, fully handcrafted and painted in yellow, blue, red, and black color. It is signed by the artist Rogger Crisanto. Dimension: 5.5″ tall, 8″ wide, 4″ depth. As these are handcrafted, shape and color may slightly vary from photos. Use for decoration purposes only.
This beautiful figurine is a llama created by an artisan from Peru; it is fully handcrafted and painted in cream and black color. Llamas are the national animal of Peru, making this sculpture culturally significant to the country. To have a little touch of Peru in your home, in the Chulucanas style no less, purchase this cute llama! In doing so, you will be supporting local artists through the business method of fair trade. Signed by the artist Rogger Crisanto. Dimension: 7.5″ tall, 6″ wide, 3″ depth. As these are handcrafted, shape and color may slightly vary from photos. Use for decoration purposes only.
Finally, just like the figurines featured above, this artistic fish sculpture is symbolic of Chulucanas pottery as a whole. It is fully handcrafted by local artists who use detailed brush strokes to carefully decorate this masterpiece in blue, red, and black paint. This colorful fish is made in the town of Chulucanas, Peru. Signed by the artist Rogger Crisanto. Dimension: 9.5″ tall, 6″ wide, 3″ depth. As these are handcrafted, shape and color may slightly vary from photos. Use for decoration purposes only.
Each Peruvian Chulucanas pottery piece is unique and not mass-produced. For more fair trade items and other inventory, visit CraftMontaz.com! We offer free shipping on all orders and 10% off with code CM10.