These sweet buddies are prepped and ready to join your table. While their original purpose is for sipping mezcal, they can also be used as a salt cellar, for condiments, espresso, as a catchall for rings or to house the tiniest succulent. Every piece is individually made and burnished by hand with a quartz stone, then pit fired using traditional methods. These pieces are unglazed, food safe and make for a lovely gift that supports Oaxacan artisans.
Both utilitarian and traditional art piece, barro rojo pottery 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 a master artist and her sister, who learned these incredible creative skills from both their 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, coconut shells, and an intense burnishing process with quartz stones. The pottery is pit fired for roughly one hour to arrive at the ideal hue.
Approximately 5cm wide x 4cm high
While these pieces are unglazed, given the nature of the pottery, it is best to hand wash these works and do not put them in the dishwasher or the microwave, as this will destroy the finish. The use of knives, steel wool or other sharp pieces will scratch the surface of this pottery.
The noted price is for a single carita barro rojo cup. Given the nature of handmade, the sizes, patterns, finishes and hues may vary slightly from the featured product image.
All noted prices are in USD and do not include shipping. Our website is not currently set up for e-commerce – please contact us directly to purchase: [email protected]