Julia Bowl of Illusions


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Origin : Municipality of Guaduas, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Technique : handcrafted pottery

Materials : local red clay

Approximate dimensions : 13 1/2” l x 10 1/4” w x 5” h


Locally known as Julia's 'Gallinita' (hen), this large terracotta gallinita is full of tradition and character. It can sit on top of the kitchen counter with eggs, fruits and pretty much anything or it can be a centerpiece at the dinner table. 

Whatever its use, it shall be your bowl of 'illusions' !

Julia and her son Don Carlos run the family workshop named after her, Cerámicas Julia; a business venture that started over 50 years ago out of the need for young Doña Julia to help her parents support her 10 siblings. Today, Cerámicas Julia contributes to the social and economic wellbeing of the overall community of Guaduas.

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