Liso Grande Vase

$155.00 CAD
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HANDMADE IN MEXICO

A substantial piece with a big presence, this Oaxacan piece of decor is sure to turn heads.

Story

Julio’s clay pieces speak directly to the heart of Oaxaca state, where there’s magic in the mud. The pottery is different in each region, with different colourings, different processes, and different clays – all with unique characteristics. Artisans here dig their own clay, form their own pieces, and fire their own wares, all on the shoulders of their ancestors who walked this land before them.

Julio creates inspired pottery – elegant, artistic pottery that is deeply in touch with the earth – and ancestors – from which it came.

Details
  • MEASUREMENTS: 18 L x 18 W x 37 cm H / 7 x 7 x 14.5"
  • MATERIALS: 100% clay
  • COLOURS: Natual Clay
  • ORIGIN: Mexico
Product Care

Treat your clay pieces lovingly and with care, they are living objects which will grow old with you. Hand wash in warm water.

Meet the Artisan

Mexico

Julio Martinez Diaz

Our artisan pottery partner, Julio Martinez Diaz, is from the small Mexican village of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec in the Sierra Mixe region of the Sierra Madre Mountain range in Oaxaca state. A town of less than 10,000 – they are four hours from Oaxaca city, high in the mountains.

Indigenous Mixe are one of the most culturally conservative of the remaining pre-Hispanic groups and have managed to maintain their original, unwritten language, unlike many other Mexican groups.

Obakki is honoured to work with Julio to help him reach his well-planned vision of a community art and pottery centre in his town. Julio strives to preserve ancient traditions – and help his community – while he creates his amazing pottery. He’s our kind of person.

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