San Bartolo Coyotepec Flower Vase- Handcrafted Black Clay Vase
$94.99
Quick Facts about this Artisan
Years of Experience: 30
Craft/Material: Pottery/Black Clay
Learned from: Her uncles
Background: Silvia learned traditional pottery technique from her relatives as past two generaions of the Garcia family have made their livelihood from the art of pottery and ceramic design
Inspiration: Barro Negro traditions of San Bartolo de Coyotepec
Aspirations: to pass her knowledge to another generation, to preserve unique ancient pottery producing tecniques
San Bartolo Coyotepec, Mexico
This beautiful flower vase is completely handmade by talented artisans in the Mexican town of San Bartolo Coyotepec. It is situated in the Centro District of the Valles Centrales region about fifteen km south of the capital of Oaxaca. The town, San Bartolo Coyotepec, is best known for its Barro negro pottery - black clay pottery distinguished by its color, sheen and unique designs. The traditional firing technique, unique to Oaxaca, give the pieces a shiny black finish without painting. This makes the pottery very popular and treasure to display for all ceramic lovers and collectors around the world.Artisans use only eco-friendly materials for their items. All the pieces are lead-free that makes them harmless for health. The artists also struggle to preserve their authentic culture and traditions too by using ancient techniques in manufacturing process. Each piece is produced and cut by hand and baked using wood fire.The vase is a perfect decoration for your home. The smooth shape and natural color of this exciting piece will add oodles of style to any interior. The vase also creates a good contrating effect with flowers of any color.
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Measurements & Details
Height: 11.82 in
Width: 6.3 in
Designed for the taste of the modern world, inspired by tradition.
Silvia Garcia ia talented artisan who lives and works in San Bartolo Coyotepec, one of Mexico's most captivating towns best known for its black pottery production. The past two generations of the Garcia family have made their livelihood from the art of pottery and ceramic design. Silvia learned to work with clay at the age of twenty, from her uncles and from that time pottery has became a part of her life. She works both with casting and handmade modeling techniques. Under the brand Colectivo 1050 Grados, Silvia produces the Bartola water jug collection. She also makes different decorative products. The pieces made by Silvia were displayed at the Moma Museum gift shop in New York. Silvia not only produces great items by herself but also passes the family tradition down to to her granddaughter Fátima and other grandchildren.
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