Johnny Ortiz-Concha Large Tinaja

fired on the new moon 1.25.23

  • responsibly harvested micaceous clay near Taos, NM
  • pit fired with local red cedar
  • stone polished / cured with elk marrow and bees wax
  • 7” x 6” x 1”
  • M3 slip
  • edition of 2

tinaja, caused by natural erosion, a bowl formation or shape where water gathers in basalt.

Large tinajas can be used as plates, shallow bowls for holding fruit or eggs. Beautiful serving vessels.

part of ‘a place above the water’ collection / ‘a place above the water’ exhibition co-curated with Ari Myers at The Valley in Taos, NM