I hand built this nicho altar and the figure of Jesus out of stoneware clay. On the doors I pressed in the, Our Father prayer, in Spanish using pasta letters. The pasta, of course burns away in the kiln. I stained both with iron oxide stains then fired them in a gas kiln. Mama Nina taught me this prayer with so much love and patience, I can still hear her sweet soft voice that always made me feel loved and safe.
In the picture below I used candles to aluminate and cast a soft glow with slight movement creating a spiritual calm.
The picture below shows the window cut-outs in the side walls. I placed candles on the outside behind the doors to cast an indirect more diffused light. Virgin Mary is bathed in a soft light, only the metal folds of her dress reflects light with more intensity.
Below I replaced the candles with stones to support Jesus. I like the versatility of this incho that gives me the option to change the content to fit my needs. The dimensions are 12 1/2 tall, 14 1/2 wide, 4 1/2 deep.
Thank you for your visit, I hope you will stop by again soon. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to do, I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you, Brenda