I've been studying the work of Bill Traylor for years and just recently was able to acquire an original painting. Born in 1853 or (4), he was born into slavery in Alabama. Post US Civil war he began to draw and paint and was incredibly prolific. He drew from his memories, from the harsh life that he witnessed on the streets of Montgomery, AL and his experiences and struggles throughout his life. He died in 1949 and left thousands of drawings as a legacy. I made this piece on the potters' wheel and then altered. It's my impression of this amazing artist/visionary. This stands 4.25"/11cm in height. It features my own glaze formulas and it's glazed inside too so it can be used for utesils, pencils and even as a flower vase.
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