Ortiz, Guadalupe – Standing Clay Frog with Bow Tie and Butterfly (1980s)

3.75"w x 4.75"h

$ 600.00

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!  This is one of his standing frogs painted with a bow tie, vest, and a butterfly on the back!  It is signed, “G. Ortiz”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.