Both minimalist and tactile, our handmade Quemada drinking cups are perfect for serving up cocktails, water or tea. Due to the nature of the organic material, the clay helps to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. Every piece is made by hand by our master artisan partner, exclusively for our stock. They’re pit fired in a handmade kiln, and burnished to reveal a stunning neutral tone of peachy blush, some with wabi sabi patterns on the surface from the pit fire. These vessels are food and oven safe, and are also lovely as a toothbrush holder, candle holder or as a simple vase.
Our award-winning master artisan partner has been producing custom pottery works for over 37 years. While her mother showed her the basics of working with clay, she is self-taught, and divides her time between creating her masterpieces, and teaching art at a local school. These pottery works are a crucial element to the local culture in her community and have been made in the region for thousands of years. Every custom piece is created with local clay, then slowly pit fired over the span of six hours – a process that results in durable, elegant works that are supreme examples of Mexican artistry. In addition to pottery, this community is also well known for natural dyes, embroidery work and their brass bands.
Approximately 8cm wide x 11cm tall
Hand wash, and do not place in the dish washer or microwave. These pieces are food safe, however care should be taken to not place anything greasy inside or they may stain. They are meant for holding water, however as the pieces are unglazed, natural pottery, they may sweat. We would suggest placing a protective plate under the piece initially. With time and use, the piece will eventually develop a lovely patina due to the water filtration.
The price is for a single handmade drinking cup. Given the nature of handmade, sizes, designs and hues may vary from the featured product image. Also, as these pieces are pit fired, the patterns on the vessels are all one-of-a-kind – no two are the same.
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