Artesania Rinconada
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Internationally known for its unique personality, character, and originality, the Artesania Rinconada Collection is truly one of the finest examples of contemporary ceramic design.
No longer produced, these ceramic figures are becoming sought after as collectible art.
Artesania Rinconada figurines were carefully hand-carved and detailed in fine grain earthenware ceramic material.    After initial kiln firing, decoration continued with the hand application of colored slips and enamel glazes used to accent and highlight individual design characteristics.   Each enamel glaze must be re-fired individually in order to preserve its distinctive coloration. 
This exquisite collection of handcrafted ceramic design was created by twin brothers, Jesus & Javier Carbajales, during the Fall of 1972 in Montevideo, Uruguay.   The Carbajales were born in Spain in 1930 and moved to Uruguay when the Spanish Civil War erupted in 1936.   The brothers, however, did not forget their artistic roots.   They were strongly influenced by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Joan Miro - three Spanish artists whose work dominated the first half of the twentieth century.
The Carbajales chose nature as their subject and their sculptures blend a traditional South American Style with a surrealist flair.   The name Artesania Rinconada is a Spanish phrase meaning "Art of the corner" or "corner art".  This name was chosen because the brothers worked out of a small corner of their living room for many years.
In 1996, a new artist came into the company.  Jorge De Rosa became Director of the Rinconada factory.  Jorge had studied all aspects of ceramic design under his father, Jorge De Rosa Thompson, who had co-founded the company along with the Carbajales brothers in the early 1970's. 
Under Jorge's leadership, AR has developed a series of gold & platinum accented animal figurines to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original Classic Collection. 

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