This handmade cup is an example of the tradition of "splashed" ceramics, a technique that is unique and distinctive from the Mixteca Alta. These pottery pieces are among the few in the world that use vegetable pigments for decoration. The dark brown color of the stains is achieved when the cups are pulled out from the oven at a temperature close to 900°C, the artisan then applies an ink made from cactus and oak bark. Saucer included.
Approximately 3.5" x 4"
About the Brand
They are a cooperative of potters from Oaxaca, Puebla and Chiapas in Mexico. They offer simple and elegant hand crafted clay products, which combine the wisdom of tradition and the dynamism of innovation. The colors of 1050° are the colors of our land, of its rich geography of mountains and hillsides, its flavors, smells and textures. We are part of Innovando la Tradición, a project for social design, fair trade, cultural development, and personal and community transformation through the know-how of pottery. We are clay alchemists and turn mud into beauty.