10" Onyx Plate

$85.00 CAD
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HANDMADE IN MEXICO

Whether you are hosting a formal dinner or using these handmade pieces for casual meals, black dinner plates will elevate the tabletop and let the food shine. Create an experience with our Onyx Collection.

Story

We love the rich, smokey finish on these unique dinner plates made from black clay. Go for a full Onyx Collection or mix and match with our other artisan-made plates and bowls to create a bespoke table setting.

San Bartolo Coyotepec is one of the most recognized pottery communities in Oaxaca, Mexico and is known for its use of this unique black clay. Each piece is unique and truly handcrafted from start to finish using techniques that date back to pre-Hispanic times.

Details
  • MEASUREMENTS: 10" diameter
  • MATERIALS: 100% clay
  • COLOUR: Onyx
  • ORIGIN: Mexico
Product Care

Dishwasher safe. Please note these pieces are sensitive to abrupt temperature changes, and can be prone to cracking if moved from extreme hot to extreme cold, and vice versa. 

Meet the Artisan

Mexico

The Potters from Oaxaca

World-famous Barro Negro (black clay) of Oaxaca comes from one region and one region only: San Bartolo Coyotepec. The special properties of this clay cannot be found anywhere else. Each piece is shaped by hand (no potter’s wheels here) and baked in a fire of thick black smoke.

Invented in the 1950s, it is instantly recognizable and sought-after around the world. Our artisans in the region, headed by Amando, are taught the highly-guarded 2,500-year-old firing technique when they are young children. Amando, who was taught by his great-grandmother, has a strong technical background in high-temperature ceramics and has also studied under Japanese masters.

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