Modern Art Teardrop Black Clay Pottery Vase

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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. 

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.