Black Pottery Serving Plate Set
$200.00|4 pieces|Made in Mexico
These elegantly simple pieces of burnished black pottery are handcrafted by four distinct family-run workshops in the town of San Bartolo Coyotepec, in the Western Mexican state of Oaxaca.
This community boasts over six hundred such workshops, all dedicated to the maintenance of the unique pottery traditions of the region. The ebony hue of the pieces is due to the properties of the clay found only in this region and the extensive traditional process the material undergoes through production.
3x16: inches, 3x19: inches, 4x24: inches, 4x34 : inches
Oaxaca Barro Negro (Black Pottery)
Onora’s line of burnished black pottery is handcrafted by four distinct family-run workshops in the town of San Bartolo Coyotepec, in the Western Mexican state of Oaxaca. This community boasts over six hundred such workshops, all dedicated to the maintenance of the unique pottery traditions of the region. The ebony hue of the pieces is due to the properties of the clay found only in this region, which is extracted from the hills and washed for impurities – a process that can take up to a month of soaking. Once this lengthy process has been completed, each piece takes about twenty days to craft, dry, fire and finalize. Traditionally, the shape is given to the clay through a molding process, before being dried in a well-insulated room that ensures sudden changes in temperature do not lead to rupture. Once dry, the pieces are whetted and burnished with a smooth, curved quartz tool, compacting the surface and lending the material a dull, metallic sheen. This sheen is then compounded by the high firing temperatures, which darken the piece even more and accentuate the glossy finish.
The pieces are completely free of lead and safe for use with food, though sharp knives may scratch the surface. Each purchase not only brings a unique and wonderful touch of timeless class to any home but supports artisans who have dedicated their lives to maintaining valuable cultural traditions.
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