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Red Clay Casserole Dish | L

$175.00
HANDMADE IN MEXICO

This lidded casserole dish is handmade from the rich red clay of Oaxaca and a useful addition to any kitchen.

Color: Natural Clay

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Story

For the masters of the Red Clay of Oaxaca, pottery is a way of life for the whole family, and it begins at a young age. A girl who becomes a potter is raised around clay and fire from the day she is born.

For 20 generations, Macrina's village has specialized in creating cookware and serving pieces from the unique red clay that is found in the area, and the process has remained unchanged for generations.

The thermal qualities of red clay mean that these unique pieces can be directly exposed to extremely high temperatures, making them durable and stylish. Mix and match with our other hand-made clay dinnerware and serving pieces to create your dream table setting.


Details
  • MEASUREMENTS:  Pot W/ Handles 16" W x 4" D / 40.6 cm W x 10.1 cm D   
  • LID: 10.5" W x 3" H / 26.7 cm W x 7.62 cm H
  • MATERIALS: 100% Oaxacan Clay
  • INCLUDES: Base and Lid
  • COLOUR: Natural Clay
  • ORIGIN: Mexico
  • NOTES: This red clay has been tested by consumer product services and has been proven to be lead and cadmium free.
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. Not dishwasher or microwave safe. Avoid the use of sharp utensils to prevent scratching. Do not leave a pot full of water for more than three days, it may soften and break. Do not submerge hot pot in cold water or cracking may occur.

MEET THE ARTISAN

Oaxaca, Mexico

Macrina

Macrina spent her childhood with the red clay, learning from her Zapotec mother and grandmother, as they did before her. With no local market, she got on a bus to Guadalajara to sell her family’s red clay pots. That brave young girl, just 16-years-old, forged a way forward for her community and put the red clay of Oaxaca on the global map.

It’s not surprising to discover that today, she is a grown woman who still devotes her energy to creating – and promoting – these exquisite local pieces.

The red clay is for using, Macrina tells us, not for just admiring on the shelf. “Put them directly on the fire and give them some burn marks. Make many meals for your family in them and don't worry about keeping them perfect. Pieces hold memories and can't do that sitting on display. These pieces are made to work. Make them a part of your family."