Rustic and festive barro negro (black clay) pot with triangular cutout pattern that makes it also usable as a luminaria with a lit votive candle. Signed by Doña Rosa* or her family members at the studio, of San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca.
This pot is approximately 6’’ tall and 4.75’’ wide.
*Doña Rosa was a ceramic artist in San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca credited during the 50s and 60s with transforming the traditional black clay pottery of the region into the collectible and highly regarded craft it is today. Specifically, she is credited with inventing the process of burnishing with quartz stone that now gives the pottery a pleasant luster that is not a glaze. Her family still runs a famous pottery studio in the ceramics town.