Serena Fruit Bowl

$195.00 CAD
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HANDMADE IN MEXICO

This black clay bowl is perfect for holding fruits or vegetables—the decorative holes allow air to flow, keeping produce fresh and cool.

Story

San Bartolo Coyotepec is one of the most recognized pottery communities in Oaxaca, Mexico and is known for its use of this attractive black clay. The mysterious gray-metallic color of this piece is an indicator that it has been fired at a temperature of 1050°C, giving the bowl extra durability.

Details
  • MEASUREMENTS: 10" x 10" x 4"
  • 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. Do not leave bowl full of water for more than three days, it 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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