Our Artist's Work
Our Catrinas are beautiful art pieces sculpted in clay.
They are 100% hand made by assembling parts, like the base and some of the ornaments made with molds with parts sculpted and detailed totally by hand, making each of them a unique piece.
The second part of the process requires the pieces to be baked for several hours in a kiln after a drying period has passed.
Finally, the last part of the process is the painting and color decorations using mostly acrylic paint.
The art of making a Catrina starts with a creative design combining its size, pose, dress, hair style, flower details and our distinctive flower bouquet. We then create different versions of each piece with solid or combined colors.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Coming from families with several generations of pottery makers, Angela and David have developed a creative technique to make beautiful Catrinas that have been sold to the public in local fairs, plazas, and some art galleries around the world.
Angela's vision and mastery working with clay have given birth to a unique, elegant style. Starting with the uncommon European hairstyles, giving our Catrinas heads a classy look and unique flair. Her talent is also remarkable when making flower decorations to add hairpieces, earrings, necklaces, and the unique flower bouquets you will not find elsewhere. She has also developed a creative technique to make dresses resembling delicate fabrics to create multiple shapes of skirts with frills and pretty trims.
David has mastered the process of making the Catrinas base figures; he takes care of the baking process leaving the pieces ready for painting and finishing and is in charge of acquiring all the materials for production and packaging.
Working as a couple, Angela and David have made the process of making Catrinas their way of living. Their beautiful daughter Sherlyn who is 12 years old, also works in their shop after school.
HOW CATRINAS ARE DELIVERED TO YOU
Our Catrinas are professionally packaged and delivered to our clients directly from the shop to their door by UPS, saving them the hassle and costs to carry them when they travel, which is the usual way to buy arts and crafts.
We guarantee that each piece will be perfectly protected but also easy to unpack