'ZANDUNGA' SET OF 4 CUPS
This beautiful set of cups is handmade in Santa Maria Atzompa, the second largest pottery village in Oaxaca. This set it's a great example of the famous multi-coloured glazed pottery, typical of this village. Originally intended for mezcal drinking, this versatile set can be used as espresso mugs or tea candle holder. *The glaze is lead-free.
Dimensions: H 5 x D 7 cm (each)
Made in: Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico
Designer: Colectivo 1050º
Artisans Community: Juan Ruiz
About The Designer
Designers Kythzia Barrera and Diego Mier y Terán set up a non-profit organisation called Innovando la Tradición and created COLECTIVO 1050º, as the retail side of the project offering a group of distinctive clay objects.
Run as cooperative COLECTIVO 1050º promotes a fair and sustainable model that represents more than 50 potters in six different communities in the region of Oaxaca. Each object is created collectively and merge the wisdom of tradition with the dynamism of innovation under the motto ‘Together, we turn mud into beauty’.
Each beautiful object selected for our collection bring the magic of fire, earth and water to your home and it’s a treasure to cherish.
About The Technique
This community in the valley of Oaxaca has been making pottery for more than 3000 years. Its green-glazed pottery can be found in every corner of the region. This is one of the few communities where Spanish influenced the way pottery is made. Typical western-style kilns, glaze and pottery-wheels are rare in Oaxaca, but they are common in this area and they are used to make vessels. However, Colectivo 1050 ° has started a collaboration with innovative potters in the region, willing to experiment with different shapes and colours.