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Irma Blanco

   

Irma Blanco

Ceramics
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.

Example:
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