Barro bruñido is a process that has been used since pre-Hispanic times to create both functional and decorative pottery works in Mexico. These particular pieces are created on a simple wheel, coated with a natural hue derived from river mud, then vigorously burnished before the pigment dries, and pit fired over the span of five hours. These tiny pots can be used together with the spoon for condiments or a salt cellar, or without the spoon as an espresso or sake cup.
The pot is made by our master artisan partner who combines her artistic eye with techniques that she learned from artisans in Puebla to create incredible works of art. Her creative practice simultaneously speaks to Mexican tradition, as well as a minimalist contemporary aesthetic. This particular line of delicately hued peach and cream bruñido works are the result of our direct collaboration. They are made to our specifications, exclusively for our collection, and are a sublime compliment to any space.
Both utilitarian and traditional art piece, barro rojo pottery like this tiny spoon can be found in a variety of areas – from outdoor food vendors to elegant restaurant tables. These particular pieces are made custom for our collection by our partner, who learned these incredible creative skills from both her mother and grandmother. The pieces are shaped on a simple wheel and also by hand. Texture and polish are added through the use of corn husks, oil cloth, stones and coconut shells, and the pottery is pit fired for roughly one hour to arrive at the ideal hue.
Approximately 5cm wide x 5cm tall with a 6cm barro rojo spoon
Hand wash, and do not place in the dish washer or microwave.
The price is for a single mustard pot and tiny spoon. Given the nature of handmade, sizes, designs and hues may vary slightly from the featured product image.
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