Ortiz, Guadalupe – Clay Frog with Rain Cloud (1980s)

4" long x 2"h

$ 225.00

Guadalupe Ortiz was the husband of noted potter Seferina Ortiz and the father of Virgil, Joyce, Janice, and Inez Ortiz.  He learned to make pottery from Seferina and his work has a whimsical charm.  The frog is coil-built with an open mouth.  It is painted with wild spinach (black) and traditionally fired.  They are simple with a folk-art look, yet they certainly evoke a smile! Each frog he made was different and this one has a rain cloud painted on the back.  It is signed, “G. Ortiz”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.