Handsome CatrinArtisan Crafted Day of the Dead Ceramic Steel Wall Art
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Framed: 60 cm H x 50 cm W x 3.5 cm D
Framed: 23.5" H x 19.75" W x 1.4" D
Interior: 29 cm W x 38 cm H
Interior: 11.5" W x 15" H
- Iron, ceramic and MDF
- Size may vary slightly
- Color(s) may vary slightly
The artistry of J. Blas has been featured in Family magazine and Kentucky Monthly.
"Every piece crafted at my workshop goes hand in hand with originality, design and quality."
"Hello. My name is J. Blas. From the time I was small I have enjoyed arts and crafts. I loved to dig and prepare clay to make my own pieces and from that time on I began to experiment with ceramics. When I was 17, I started my own ceramic workshop because I hate to ask anyone for work – I feel shy and ashamed. Due to my lack of experience, I had to shut it down and went to work in other studios as well as in a ceramics museum, where I learned everything – from how to look for clay to crafting techniques.
"Over time, I learned more and more and became aware of the critical stages that clay has, and where it is good to depend on other people to work it perfectly. And so I changed directions and began to work in wrought iron and blown glass. When things began to get better, I started to experiment with sheets of iron of different weights to give my works more movement.
"Currently I again have my own workshop where we craft a variety of products, mostly decorative. We cut the metal sheets and hammer them into shape. Then we weld them and add the details. For a clean appearance, we submerge them in an acid bath to remove grease and carbon. After that, they are treated to retard rust before we paint them with a special, lead-free paint.
"We are the first workshop in the area to utilize a fine blowtorch as a work tool and to give more originality to our products. Every piece created at my workshop goes hand in hand with originality, design and quality. We are always developing new designs and products."
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I've just received the Cat Smiles Welcome sign. The piece is delightfully whimsical and of excellent quality. It arrived promptly, carefully wrapped, and included a thoughtful card. Please convey my appreciation to J. Blas and let him know how very much I enjoy his work. Muchas gracias Senor Blas!
Biltmore Forest, NC USA
Gracias Sr. Blas... Muy bonita ""Welcome"" sign. It will look wonderful on our entry gate. Adios mi amigo... Ramon
I just wanted to say that the sun smile Mexican iron wall sculpture art , I purchased, is just a fine piece of art. I love and collect suns and and this piece will be the prize of my collection. And to the artist, gracias. Keep up the good work. selina
I just received my ""Peaceful Sunny Welcome"" sign, and I have to tell you just how gorgeous it is. I am a total celestial fanatic, and this is truly a work of art. This is a one of a kind item, that was made with skill and patience. J. Blas, should stand tall and very proud of everything he has accomplished. He is truly a gifted artist. Thank you J. Blas! I love my peaceful sunny welcome sign, and so do all that enter my home :).
Palmetto, Fl. USA
I received my 'Placid Reflections of the Sun' today, thanks to the artistry of J. Blas. It is so much more beautiful than depicted on the web-site! It was packaged with utmost care. Thank you J. Blas for your gorgeous iron-work, I look forward to purchasing more of your beautiful creations. Thank you.
Dear Mr. Blas...I just recieved the curious sun coat rack and just wanted to let you know that I was very pleased with this work of art. The piece itself was more beautiful than I had imagined and I wanted to let you know that your work is greatly appreciated. I was very impressed with the way the item was packaged and presented to me and I look forward to keeping an eye on your work and you. You are a wonderful artist, thank you very much. D. Bigham Orlando, FL
I purchased a Cat Smiles welcome sign for my sister--she loved it and displays it outside by her front door.
East Granby, CT USA
I just received my Kokopelli sculpture, and was absolutely thrilled with the work of Senor Blas!! I'm so pleased with the quality of the piece, not to mention the packaging...such a personal touch! I'm looking forward to more of his work, and totally enjoying the Novica experience....thank you SO much!!
The Iron key holder ""Aztec Dreams"" is so beautiful and enchanting. Keep up the good work!
Charleston, SC, USA
The metal lizard sculpture arrived promptly and it is just perfect! Exactly as was presented on the website, and it came with a nice note from the artist which personalizes it for me. Thanks so much.
Today I received my butterfly wall ""scounce"". It is as beautiful as the picture. I can hardly wait to hang it and add the special plant that has been waiting. Thank you so much!
I absolutely love the Placid Reflections of the Sun. It is wonderfully crafted and designed. I have returned to purchase more from J. Blas. Thank you for the careful and prompt shipping. Novica is an excellent place to shop.
The peaceful sunny welcome arrived today and I was absoulutely delighted! It is very lovely and looks perfect hangin on the front of my home. Gracias!
Bored of just hanging pictures on my wall I looked for some art to hang. Instead I found an artist! Sr. Blas is very talented and I am happy to have discoverd his work. I highly recommend him everyone.
I live in South Fl and the Peaceful Sunny Welcome by J. Blas is perfect for my house.I think you should support the small artist when possible and the price was very reasonable.Thank you.
Dear Mr. Blas, The Jolly Giraffes have all arrived and we are very pleased. We are planning on filling them with greens and flowers. They will be unique centerpieces at a rehearsal dinner we are hosting. They will then be special keepsake gifts for the bride's parents, the bride and groom, and for my husband and me. Thank you so much, Nadine
Iron welcome sign, 'Peaceful Welcome' is an awesome piece of quality art! I have admired J. Blas creations for a while now and had much difficulty choosing just one. This lovely sun face spoke to me. I know that it will make me and all those who are welcomed into our home also feel its warmth and joyful spirit. I will be visiting this site again for another sign.
I ordered J. Blas' ""horse coat rack,"" and am highly pleased with it. The craftsmanship shows real technical skill, a wonderful eye for realistic likeness, and an ability to take something useful and make it unique and artistic. I thoroughly enjoyed receiving my package. Not only was the coat rack beautiful, but it was also beautifully packaged. Thank you for taking such care with the treasures offered on your website, and please encourage J. Blas to keep up the great work!
I have both placid reflections of the sun as well as kokopelli both in the large size. They are very well done, artistic and attractive. My four-year-old granddaughter noticed them both right away. So well packaged you almost don't want to open them. thank you for such lovely design pieces. Sara Garcia
I just received my J. Blas piece, ""Kokopelli Peace"", and it is exquisite! It is a unique wall sculpture that truly stands out... especially the way it ""shadows"" against the wall. If you are looking for a contemporary accent ornament for a staple wall in your home, consider this purchase! Thank you Senor Blas for your talent!
I just received the iron ""Golden Horse welcome"" sign. This purchase was made for friends who are very discerning and own a horse ranch. My son and daughter-in-law happened to be home when it was delivered. I opened it as I wanted to see it before I gave it to them and could not believe how beautiful it is! My son was immediately impressed with it and asked me how much I paid for such a fabulous piece of art. When I told him what I paid for it he could not believe it. I'm so glad I came upon the NOVICA site and found the wonderful artwork of J. Blas. Thank you so much for offering his work to those who would never have known of him otherwise. I can't wait to give it to my friends!!!
I love my 'Violet Hummingbird' iron wall sculpture. Every time I look at it, it reminds me to ""sip sweetly from the nectar of life"" and relish every moment. Thank you J. Blas for this beautiful creation!
Valley Village, CA, USA (near Hollywood)
I purchased ""Rosy Hummingbird"" for a good friend, but had to resist the urge to keep it for myself!! (I did give it to my friend but will buy some of this artist's creations for myself!) Such a beautifully designed and crafted piece, as I can see are J. Blas's other works.
We just received our ""Two Suns"" iron wall sculpture by the marvelously talented J.Blas of Mexico - and we LOVE it! Even enlarged , the photos simply do not do justice to it's striking and inviting radiance. Last Fall we spent much of our savings to finally install a new roof and rebuild/paint our lovely front porch. Everything looked fabulous - but something was missing. I looked high and low for the perfect finishing touch - the perfect wall art to pull everything together and exude a genuinely powerful yet alluring greeting. We are thrilled and delighted with our purchase and I look forward adding more J.Blas creations to our home. Thank you!
I just received the ""tropical gecko"" iron wall adornment. It is gorgeous and already has a place on the wall. Also was so nice to received an item so nicely gift wrapped and well packed. Thank you so much and will be ordering more for sure.
I ordered ""Handsome Catrin"" and it shipped in good time and was packaged extremely well. I thought the art looked great online, but in person it is absolutely beautiful. I love everything about this piece... the color, the textures, the attention to detail. I am now and forever a fan of J. Blas!!!
164049 Iron wall adornment, 'Romance Eclipse' is a peace of art, which was a gift for my brother and sister they just love it. All of us just got back from San Jose Baja and we all agree the quality is the best. thanks again. Sandy from NV
I love the Rosy Hummingbird, but it would be a nice touch if J. Blas would sign his pieces, for my heirs' edification.
I just received my happy gecko candle holder and the cave art gecko. Really couldn't be happier, I already own two happy geckos and now the candle holder takes pride of place between the two, the cave art gecko is absolutely stunning, all pieces arrived in beautiful packaging, thank you for the amazing art , enjoy looking for future pieces to add to my collection, yours happily Lynn.
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