These burnished pots are individually made to our specifications by a Mexican master artist and her family in their home workshop. The natural sheen on these sublime works is the result of an intense burnishing process with quartz stones that’s done before the traditional pit fire process – they’re not glazed. Not only are these pieces beautiful, they’re lead-free and food safe. Use them for storage in a kitchen or bathroom, or simply as an intriguing decorative piece on a shelf.
The maker of these vessels has won awards for her work, and has made custom pieces for a range of clients, including museums across Mexico and the United States. As their pueblo is located in a nature reserve, these forms are reflective of the landscape in their region, which supports and abundance of cacti.
Approximately 22cm tall x 14cm wide
For best care results, they should be washed and dried by hand – no dishwasher. We’d also recommend not to use them in the microwave.
The noted price is for a single biznaga lidded pot. Given the nature of handmade, the sizes, patterns, finishes and hues will vary from the featured product image. As this piece is made from unglazed clay, it will naturally filter water, stain if greasy items are placed on the surface, scratch with the use of forks and knives, plus the pottery will gradually darken and dull over time with use. Also, given the process, these pieces may feature spots, cracks, scratches and darker areas. These are normal elements for this type of pottery – they’re not flaws.
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