Salad plate featuring a contemporary style of red clay (barro rojo), handcrafted by a cooperative of women in San Marcos, Tlapazola, Oaxaca in southern México. Each plate is shaped by hand, and finished with a clay slip which creates a uniquely textural finish.
The women-led cooperative, known worldwide as Mujeres del Barro Rojo (women of the red clay), was founded by Macrina Mateo Martinez. As a teenager, Macrina traveled outside her village (which, as a woman, was frowned upon at the time) to find a wider audience and reach new markets, and obtain inspiration to expand upon the traditional designs of previous generations. Her knowledge and experience helped the village and the cooperative thrive, and most certainly kept alive the generations-old tradition of making red clay pottery that continues today.
Visiting and working directly with the artisans who design and create these beautiful pieces, and dedicate their lives to the craft, is a true privilege and pleasure.
- Handcrafted in Oaxaca, Mexico
Materials: Red Clay (barro rojo)
Size: 9" D x 0.5" H
Care: We recommend hand washing these special pieces, however they are dishwasher and oven safe. If using in the oven, allow to completely cool before washing. Avoid abrupt temperature changes.