Irma Blanco

Irma Blanco

Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca

Irma Blanco (born 1959) creates whimsical female figurines that often incorporate animals and other creatures. She uses a clay appliqué technique involving small decorations layered onto larger pieces.  She learned this technique from her mother, celebrated sculptor Teodora Blanco (1928-1980). Teodora’s work is also found in international art collections.

PMG and the Zagars continue to visit Irma and bring new pieces back to incorporate into Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.

Angel Holding Two Objects
Unglazed ceramic
6h x 4.50w x 2.50d in
15.24h x 11.43w x 6.35d cm
Location: Outside on the East Wall of the Courtyard

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