About Mara

Mara was an accomplished painter, sculptor and ceramicist who studied engraving with the famous artist, Alfredo Zalce. After studying art in London, she began working with high-temperature ceramics and created wonderfully unique glazes for her pieces. She then went on to study with the Italian ceramist, Bruno Terese, in Italy. Mara had numerous expositions of her original stoneware pieces in Europe, the United States and Mexico.

"She has developed a fine sensibility in schematic and precise line drawings. Ceramics is no easy medium for precise line drawings, yet Mara has mastered her technique with brush and stylus and has been able to portray her life experiences with unrivaled naturalness. We see her universe on parade in all of her stoneware pieces, whether they be vases or plaques. Flowers, birds and geometric designs all represent her personal vision and display her unique perceptions of the world." Alfredo Zalce, May l994

SAD NEWS!

It is with heavy hearts we must report that our beloved Mara, after a long and valiant struggle with illness, has passed away. Mara brought all the beauty of her soul to walk this earth. We are grateful for her creative gifts and send our prayers that her journey continues in beauty and love.

Mara left us in November of 2007. Since Ceramica Mara has always been an extended family operation, production of her find works has continued. Mara's husband, children and loyal apprentices have consistently carried out day to day production which left Mara free to pursue travels and bring her creative vision to fruition in numerous original works of art. Her husband Mariano, an architect, artist and Ceramica Mara business manager, is passionate about continuing Mara's legacy. Her daughter Alexandra, artist and history professor, has also stepped in to help the family make a seamless transition in the continuation of the fine production of Ceramica Mara.

Mara was a very prolific artist and, while her current designs are still in production, she has left numerous yet un-introduced designs to be presented in the future. Alexandra, carrying on her motherís fine tradition, has also been creating ceramic designs which we were honored in debut 2008 and continue offering today. Mara brought all the beauty of her soul to walk this earth. We are ever grateful for her creative gifts and send our prayers that her journey continues in beauty and love. We take great pleasure in knowing that Maraís artistic stoneware will grace all our lives for many, many years to come.

PRODUCT INFORMATION--All of Our Products are Made in Mexico


Stoneware

A very durable material, stoneware will last for years while keeping its original beauty. Each piece is fired twice at a high temperature and finished by hand. Minor imperfections are therefore a common characteristic of hand-finished stoneware products. Strict quality control has been established to ensure you the highest quality possible at the best price.

Glazes

There are many factors that determine variations in colors that result from high-fired glazed stoneware, many of which are a challenge to control. Therefore, each piece is unique and there are often variations in color.

Only lead-free glazes are used and the product is tested to ensure that there are no traces of either lead or cadmium.