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Quail Handcrafted in New Mexico Custom Order

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This small painted quail is handcrafted and handpainted by Mary Miller of Whispering Prairies Ceramics in Truth or Consequences, NM. This quail is approximately 1" by 4" in size.  These quails are often used as babies with the larger quail; these measure about 2 x 2 x 1.5", which actually makes them more difficult to paint!

Miller is a ceramicist and is completely self-taught. "My work isn't done in traditional ways and techniques," said Miller. 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.  She owns the molds and hand-pours each piece, firing in her own kiln, and meticulously hand painting each ceramic piece individually so no two are exactly alike.  Some are glazed, some are hand-painted.  Unless you request something different in your notes, she will be instructed to make it as close to the one pictured as her whim on that day will allow.  : )

These quails are crafted when ordered, so please allow up to 3 weeks for shipping!  Each one may vary slightly from the photo shown, as each is hand-painted to your custom order.  You can also order the large quail with several small quails to make a family!

Each comes with an Artist Info Card, making them truly unique and wonderful gifts for the person who appreciates one-of-a-kind handpainted, hand-crafted southwestern art made here locally in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

Here is how the Artist Info card reads:  "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 575-740-3889"


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