There is magic in the mud in Oaxaca, which created the incredible finish on these Barro Negro pieces. But there’s more than that. The artisans in this Collective care deeply about the art they create and the world they will leave behind. They care about their ancestors who spent centuries developing the processes, they care about preserving culture. We are committed to our partners in the field—the humble artists, the keepers of tradition, and the guardians of history.
Mexico’s pottery practices date back 3,000 years, and each piece of hand-turned sculpture is a piece of history as well as a piece of art. These authentic pieces can only be created in these places. Nowhere else in the world. These maestros are clay alchemists, and their creations are born of fire.