About the Artisan
This terracotta product was made from riverbed clay of the Chenautla area of Guatemala. Each piece is hand sculpted, dried in the sun, painted with a red clay slip, polished and then fired. The firing process involves placing the objects on a grate above a pine bark fire and then covered with grass for 2-3 hours. The occasional black spot can sometimes be found and is tribute to this ancient firing process. It is not an imperfection but a natural part of the firing process caused by the pine and adds to the uniqueness of each piece.