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Oaxacan Black Clay Pottery Spheres
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 beautiful black pottery spheres make the perfect covering for a candle, where light can shine through the extricate design carved by hand on each piece. It also makes a gorgeous stand alone piece in any home.
Small: 4.5” around x 4.5” high
Medium: 6” around x 5.5” high
Large: 7” around x 6.25” high
Due to the handmade nature of each piece each pattern is different and there may be variations in color due to the firing process.
Due to the fragile nature of black pottery an extra surcharge charge will be added to any pieces that are shipped so that we can take every precaution to make sure your piece arrives to you in perfect condition!