Onyx Espresso Cup + Saucer

$65.00 CAD
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Ideal for your morning coffee ritual, these unique and stylish artisan-made cups are part of our Oaxacan Onyx Collection


The people of Oaxaca have been drinking ceremonial beverages from black clay vessels for centuries, making these gorgeous cups ideal for enjoying your favourite beverages. Each cup and saucer is unique and is hand-thrown in a fair trade environment. 

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.

  • CUP MEASUREMENTS: 7.5 Diameter x 4 cm Depth / 3 x 1.5"
  • SAUCER MEASUREMENTS: 10 cm / 4" Diameter
  • VOLUME: ≈100ml
  • 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


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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