Red Clay

XL Vessel

Red Clay

XL Vessel

11" H x 12" Diameter
Contemporary Handmade
Mexico
$375 Sale

This piece is handmade from red clay, or barro rojo, from the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. The... READ MORE

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Provenance

Contemporary Handmade
Mexico

This piece is handmade from red clay, or barro rojo, from the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. The clay is hand formed without the aid of a potter’s wheel. Then, the piece is finished with a red clay slip to create a unique texture. In pre-Hispanic times, this technique was used to create comales, a round flat tool used in the kitchen to cook tortillas. Today, the women of the central valley of Oaxaca continue to practice this craft. The technique is passed down from generation to generation, from mother to daughter.

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This vessel is hand-molded from red clay.

*Please note that red clay is porous. While these types of vessels are commonly used to contain liquid in Mexico, they will sweat out the liquid and leave charming white rings around the red clay. Traditionally, they are set on the table with a cloth when used to serve liquid. If you wish to avoid condensation or color change, place a glass or plastic container within the vessel to hold water for flowers or plants, for example, or use them purely decoratively.

Care and cleaning: Your red clay vessel was created in traditional craft techniques and should be handled with care to help ensure its preservation. Please clean with water and soap. Do not clean in dishwasher.

All orders placed after 2 PM PT will be processed on the next business day. Allow 2-7 business days for delivery for standard shipping. Expedited shipping options are available at checkout.

*Please note that as unique, handmade art, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.

Provenance

This piece is handmade from red clay, or barro rojo, from the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. The clay is hand formed without the aid of a potter’s wheel. Then, the piece is finished with a red clay slip to create a unique texture. In pre-Hispanic times, this technique was used to create comales, a round flat tool used in the kitchen to cook tortillas. Today, the women of the central valley of Oaxaca continue to practice this craft. The technique is passed down from generation to generation, from mother to daughter.