remember walking into the “showing space”
where Carlos had his pieces, scattered around on the floor
and on shelves in a room up narrow brick stairs above
and to the side of the kiln. The pieces were graceful,
and smooth, not overdone by detail. They emitted a sense
of tranquility and place. I told Carlos they looked Pre-Colombian,
and he grinned.
So that is what I named the collection, which grows little
by little each year. He always adds a piece or two, and
we always add it to our collection.
Below are twenty-one
pieces, forming the collection over the past five years.
They are made with local clay and fired over wood in brick
kilns. They can live outside, or inside filled with house
plants. As they are made from an earthenware clay, they
should be brought in during the winter where hard freezing