Alma’s is honored to present and offer Lavender Doodle Vase by artist Gabriela Martinez who goes by Gabo Martini. This piece was included in our VASE exhibition in the Summer of 2021. Lavender Doodle Vase is a museum quality, one-of-a-kind piece. It is signed on the bottom by the artist using her signature sgraffito technique.
Martini was born in Tarimoro, Guanajuato, Mexico in 1995. She received her BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics from Texas State University in 2018. She has exhibited work at the Conduit Gallery in Dallas, the Texas State Galleries in San Marcos, as well as at the Historic Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, and the Rockport Center for the Arts. She currently lives and works in Houston, Texas.
Inspired by her indigenous Mexican culture and her research into Native American visual traditions, Gabo works with terracotta clay, sgraffito technique, and vibrantly colored slips. Her pieces bring to mind imagery of the Mexican towns where she spent her summers, and evoke the artist’s ongoing reconciliation of civilizations, languages, and generations.
Every handmade piece at Alma’s is a story of its craft.