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Doña Rosa (originator of barro negro) in the 1950s


Black clay, better known as Barro Negro, comes from the town of San Bartolo Coyotepec in Oaxaca. These exquisite pieces ,which are only made in this region of Oaxaca, receive their beautiful black finish through the process of polishing the surface with a quartz stone. This compresses and smooths the surface which in addition to the lower firing temperature for an extended time results in a finish which is unique to these pieces and gives them their natural luster.

Mexican Black Clay Ceramic Art - Barro Negro

Barro Negro (Mexican Black Clay): Sphere Candle Cover

$61.20$68.00

Barro Negro (Mexican Black Clay): Turtle Candle Cover

$67.50$75.00

Barro Negro (Mexican Black Clay): Beautiful Oaxacan Woman

$265.50$295.00

Barro Negro (Mexican Black Clay): Duck

$44.10$49.00

Barro Negro (Mexican Black Clay): Turtle

$44.10$49.00

Barro Negro (Mexican Black Clay): Fish Bead Bracelet

Barro Negro (Mexican Black Clay): Shark

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