Magic Clay of Oaxaca
Francisco learned the magic of Oaxacan mud when he was just a child
Francisco works with skills that have been handed down for generations. Returning to his hometown in Oaxaca after a decade away, he followed the path of his ancestors and began creating pottery using the techniques and methods he inherited.
PIGMENTS FROM THE EARTH
Francisco uses unusual natural elements to add color to his work
The sap and leaves of organic copal and tobacco, which he grows by hand, are added to the clay to achieve some of his signature colours. He uses natural elements from his land to create a range of earthy colours from cream to green and his signature smoky black.
a piece of history
Mexico’s pottery practices date back 3,000 years and each hand-turned object is a piece of historY
Francisco has perfected his craft, creating classic and elegant handmade clay objects that combine the wisdom of tradition with the power of innovation.Your piece has been shaped by hand, with the thought and care that comes from generations of understanding the local roots, culture, and traditions.
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