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Oaxaca Red Clay Cazuela

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Our red clay cazuela (casserole dish) features a contemporary style of red clay, (barro rojo), handcrafted by a cooperative of women in San Marcos, Tlapazola, Oaxaca in southern México. Every cazuela is shaped by hand, and finished with a red clay slip which creates a uniquely textural finish.

This gorgeous cazuela (casserole dish) will become your new favorite kitchen tool. It is oven and fire safe. Cazuelas are traditionally used for preparing stews and other covered dishes. Use it to make roast chicken, slow-cooked vegetables, a chile verde sauce ... you'll definitely be inspired to try new recipes with this beauty. It also functions as a serving platter; pair it with the lid to keep warm dishes warm (pasta, risotto, quinoa). Or, leave the lid and use it for a large salad, grain bowl, etc. 

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.

It is our privilege to visit and work directly with the artisans who design and create these beautiful pieces. Supporting the talented artists who dedicate their lives to the craft is a true pleasure. 

  • Handcrafted in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Materials: Red Clay (barro rojo)
  • Size: 11" D x 3.5" H
  • Care: We recommend hand washing this special piece, and handling it with care. It is oven and fire safe, however when using it in the oven, allow to completely cool before washing. Avoid abrupt temperature changes, as this may cause cracking of the clay. 

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