In the ceramics of the last stage of life of the artist Antonio García Totom, we find a work of Taoist perfection. A simple object, to use every day, and without realizing it, to hold keys of great importance in your hands.
Antonio, realizing that this would be his last job, simplified to the maximum all his experience and his spiritual path, in order to deliver a gift, simple, easily accepted.
His objective, that it be simple, useful, and that at the same time, did not have to be understood.
These ceramics are a gift.
They are completely made by the artist, from the artisan process of the piece, to the final finish and the baking.
The clay soil has been chosen according to the sensitive experience that is to be delivered in each of the pieces, molded and treated with love by hand.
With a specific cooking and a slow cooling to achieve a more artisan style.
The preparation of the pigments and enamels is completely natural, from the most natural minerals, in the search for that homemade enamel, some natural alterations appear in the baking.
The white bathroom, based on the traditional Talavera technique, has been perfected by Totom, who devised this more matte and pale texture and color, giving a bony touch that generates softness to the color and the final piece.
It is a technique to achieve the exact color of the details, developed during more than 20 years as a ceramist.
Paints with ceramics without fat, maintain a soft and pleasant firing that prevents the intense red color, but thanks to the perfection in the work, we see that in these works there are dark shades that hide this lack.
It is a completely handmade and very beautiful work.
In turn, we find some key Taoist symbols in all the pieces, in successions that show a way to understand the process of self-discovery and awakening.