8" Onyx Plate

$60.00 CAD
HANDMADE IN MEXICO

Onyx dinnerware is the perfect way to make a dramatic statement with your table setting. 

Story

We love the rich, smokey finish on these unique salad plates made from black clay. Pair them with the matching pieces from our Onyx Collection, or mix it up with our other artisan made dinnerware to create an elegant, global 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: 8" diameter
  • MATERIALS: 100% clay
  • COLOUR: Onyx
  • 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. Not dishwasher or microwave safe. Avoid the use of sharp utensils to prevent scratching. Do not leave plates in water for more than three days, they may soften and break.

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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