Open work Matte Vase Black Clay Pottery Vase
Gorgeous hand sculpted and cutout black pottery vase from the San Bartolo Coyotepec region of Oaxaca, Mexico. This is a one-of-kind piece that serves not only as a vase but as a light vessel! The opening at the bottom of the piece is a perfect place to put a candle and warm up any space. Truly original!!
Not waterproof. Open bottom.
Mexican “barro negro” black clay is only found in one place in the world, San Bartolo Coyotepec in Oaxaca! Here the clay is excavated from the ground, molded and pit-fired. It’s glossy appearance is achieved from polishing each piece before it dries with a quartz stone before firing. Only 600 families in the world are dedicated to preserving this craft!! All craftsmanship is done by hand using only natural materials.
Miguel Fabián Pedro, his wife Esther Canseco Morga and their two children, Omar Fabián Canseco and Adelaida Fabián Canseco, create a wide variety of jugs and vases in black ceramics. Their styles range from purely traditional – primarily those of Miguel and Esther -- to extremely modern, the latter being the creations of Omar who was trained as a graphic designer but decided to return to his family’s ceramic crafts. Omar also creates tiles and other shapes for interior decoration, such as walls, murals, and ceilings.