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.
These gorgeous Calavera Skulls are one-of-a-kind! They display the height of Oaxacan craftsmanship by featuring a different design on each piece, which has been meticulously hand carved and polished to perfection. Additionally, each skull is perfect for honoring the Mexican Holiday, Dia De Los Muertos, or Day Of The Dead. With the opening on the bottom, a tea light candle can be placed inside to shine through and create a warm glow for your space!
8.25” L x 4.5” W x 6.25” H
Note: Due to the handmade nature of this item each pattern is unique and there may be variations in color due to the firing process.