Here we have a set of two vintage mugs from El Palomar in Tonalá, Mexico, a studio made famous by American potter Ken Edwards, and these mugs carry the signature of the master himself! Edwards studied his craft in Japan, went to Mexico in 1954 and along with renowned Mexican ceramicist Jorge Wilmot introduced high-fire ceramics-- wares fired at over 1000C which vitrifies the clay and eliminates the need for lead-based glazes--to the Guadalajara area. Wilmot mostly kept local traditional designs although some Oriental influence is mixed in as well, along with Asian glazing processes. Edwards introduced new designs with the techniques. One of the mugs does seem to have had some smearing or perhaps not as precise of lines as the other, and so it looks a little smudged by comparison.
The mugs are 4" tall and 3" in diameter and each holds 8 oz. Minimal crazing, no cracks or chips.
Beautiful Tonalá for display or to start your morning.
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