Karen Barbé Workshops

5 Nov 2009

Quinchamali pottery

[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · Quinchamali pottery – jug]

[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · Quinchamali pottery – jug detail]

[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · Quinchamali pottery – jug detail]

I've always loved the carved and painted motifs of this traditional Chilean pottery. The clay is darkened with smoke. Each potter (locera) has her own unique patterns.

Found this article about Quinchamali: Daughters of Clay


Kylie said...

Yes, I love it too - it's so gorgeous. K

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carolinahornauer said...

Hola Karen
Muchas gracias por tus comentarios...al respecto le dije a mi hermano, que ahora nuestro perro tendrá un cielo repleto de huesos...
muchos saludos

*me encantaron los pins.

at swim-two-birds said...

Hello Karen, love your blog a lot and thanks for visiting; i will try to figure out how the pompons were made!

Pragya said...

OMG!!! Its incredible!!
Off to read the article now..

Cushions - Melissa said...

Those are exquisite, Karen! One question regarding the patterns. Do the ladies develop their own patterns, or are some patterns handed down over generations?

Karen said...

Hi Melissa,
Well, I'm not really sure about that – this calls for a research. I will let you know when I find out any details. I'm myself very intrigued now...