Bank depicting a Pig
by Angel Ortiz, Mexican
Tonala, Jalisco, MX
5” tall x 7.75” long x 3.5” wide
Angel Ortiz Gabriel has been working with clay since he was 11 years old. His house / workshop located in Tonalá, Jalisco, Mexico, is a family affair. Not just a livelihood, this art form has passed on through generations. His vocation was learned from his grandparents Cruz Gabriel and Maria Felix Bautista.
As well, Angel studied with the famous Jorge Wilmot, an internationally renowned craftsman. Angel himself has won many awards over the years on both the state and national levels for his intricately formed and painted works. Though Angel has dabbled in various art forms, Barro Bruñido (burnished pottery) is his forte.