Modernist Master Ceramist, Raul Coronel, made pots, lamps, sculptures, fountains, ceramic murals and architectural elements from 1956 until 1985 in Southern California. Originally from Mexico, he immigrated to the U.S. when he was 14. Much of his work reflects distinctly Meso-American influences, though his mature works reflect his own original style. Today his work is highly collectible and sought after. Here is some eye candy to enjoy of his inspiring work.
This is a photo of Raul in his studio circa 1958.
Raul Coronel, Queen, circa 1968, 17 x 10.75 in., Clark’s Fine Art & Auctioneers (sold 2006)
“Tree of Life” Wall Sculpture by Raul Coronel
These flower/plant wall relief pieces were often combined to construct larger wall panels/murals.
Architectural Pottery is reproducing one of Raul’s ceramic lantern designs, The “RL Lantern”
This one is titled Jeweled Fox and sold for $160 when new in the 1960’s.
Rare Raul Coronel ceramic pendant.