Mexican Black Clay Jewelry Boxes

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The Story:

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.

The Artists:

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. 

The Piece: 

These beautiful black clay jewelry boxes are the perfect place to keep your favorite pieces of small jewelry or they make the perfect thoughtful gift. Each box is hand carved and original. 


3” L x 2.5” W x 2” H

Due to the handmade nature of each piece each pattern is different and there may be variations in color due to the firing process.