Decorative Southwestern Ceramic Quail
Each southwestern ceramic quail is handcrafted and handpainted by Mary Miller of Whispering Prairies Ceramics in Truth or Consequences, NM. Each Quail is around 4" by 4" in size and is mounted on a quartz stone slab for stability. Pair these with the tiny 2" "baby" quails for a wonderful scene!
Miller has been creating southwestern ceramic items from molds she owns for several decades. She says, "My work isn't done in traditional ways and techniques." The artist strives to maintain her own individualism in creating her ceramics. This affords a "visual signature"- while viewing her work, one recognizes the artist even before seeing the signature.
These items are created to order so please allow up to three weeks for delivery. Occasionally, she has molds ready for painting and firing so feel free to inquire about a more exact time frame. Each item comes with a product/artist card, making them wonderful gifts for the person who appreciates true one-of-a-kind southwestern art.
Here is what's on the Artist Info card: "Whispering Prairies Ceramics is the name ceramicist Mary Miller has used for her hand-crafted ceramics for over two decades now. Self-taught, with a minor bit of American Indian blood from her father’s side, she has always been drawn to southwestern Native American designs and patterns. From her home studio in Palomas Creek, she hand-pours, glazes and fires each piece of Southwestern-style home décor herself, then hand-paints and often embellishes it with bits of stone or feather. Generally, she also signs each one of a kind ceramic art with “Mary Miller Truth or Consequences NM”. Available online only at www.new-mexico-online.com 575-740-3889."