This beautiful cup is handmade in the village of Amatenango del Valle, Chiapas, famous for its pottery. The piece is part of a collection of clay objects born out of a collective creative effort merging traditional methods and century of knowledge with innovation. Check out the associated jug.
Dimensions: H 8 x L 14 cm
Made in: Amatenango del Valle, Chiapas, Mexico
Designer: Colectivo 1050º
Artisans Community: Amatenango del Valle,
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
Amatenango del Valle is the most active pottery community in Los Altos de Chiapas. The vessles are hand built and fired in an open air space kiln, a pre-Hispanic technique. Water jugs and functional vessels are often inspired by nature and shaped after birds.