Artist Jorge Guillen - Tortoise Figurine - Mata Ortiz Pottery
Artist Jorge Guillen - Tortoise Figurine - Mata Ortiz Pottery
Artist Jorge Guillen - Tortoise Figurine - Mata Ortiz Pottery
Artist Jorge Guillen - Tortoise Figurine - Mata Ortiz Pottery
Artist Jorge Guillen - Tortoise Figurine - Mata Ortiz Pottery
Artist Jorge Guillen - Tortoise Figurine - Mata Ortiz Pottery
Artist Jorge Guillen - Tortoise Figurine - Mata Ortiz Pottery

Artist Jorge Guillen - Tortoise Figurine - Mata Ortiz Pottery

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Artist Jorge Guillen
 Width  - 5.75 inches
 Height - 3.75 inches
 Length - 8.25 inches
Weight - 13 ounces

 Artist Jorge Guillen is the potter who has created this lovely tortoise. Fully handmade, the animal exudes a gentle personality. There is a mouth, warm eyes, and diminutive feet (for a tortoise!). His shell is highly polished and decorated with ancient designs from Señor Guillens ancestors one thousand years in the past. The Artist has even included nostrils and toes and a tail, and he has given the skin a textured look. Created from white clay dug from the surrounding foothills of the village, it serves as a canvas for the mineral glazes Señor Guillen has created. For Mata Ortiz animal effigies, this one is in a class of its own.
Señor Guillen signs his artwork.

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