Saturday, November 19, 2016
Two of my favorite things to look at when I visit the annual Mercado de las Artes at the Heard Museum are the ceramics and the carpet weavings. Above are some of the beautiful pieces of ceramics by Arte Ventosa. This was one of the first vendors I visited and when I passed by on my way out, that round plate in the center was gone. It went home with some lucky shopper.
The ceramics kiosk also had this interesting display of the stages of this artistic pottery. Looking at it you can see how the finished piece started out.
The craftsman who creates the carpet weavings is Porfirio Gutierrez. This one to the left is my favorite one of his pieces.
This one was pretty nice too!