Barro Rojo Clay Berry Colander
From summer berries to garden tomatoes, this pretty piece is ready to be used to rinse and display your produce. Prep your local bounty with this custom beauty – handmade by a master artist with earth from the local agricultural fields in Southern Mexico. In addition to being timeless, they are also safe for oven, food service and are lead-free.
Both utilitarian and traditional art piece, barro rojo pottery can be found in a variety of areas – from outdoor food vendors to elegant restaurant tables. These particular pieces are made custom for the Hecho collection by a master artist and her sister, who learned these incredible creative skills from both their mother and grandmother. The pieces are shaped on a simple wheel and also by hand. Texture and polish are added through the use of corn husks, oil cloth, stones, coconut shells, and an intense burnishing process with quartz stones. The pottery is pit fired for roughly one hour to arrive at the ideal hue.
- Approximately 14cm wide x 8cm high, or 5.5 in wide x 3.20in high
- While these pieces are unglazed, given the nature of the pottery, it is best to hand wash these colanders and do not put them in the dishwasher or the microwave.
- Greasy items like butter and oil will stain the surface, as they're unglazed.
- Use of knives or other sharp pieces will scratch the surface of these pieces.
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