Learn about Black Clay

"There is nothing like local art, the wonders that are performed are wonderful and it is characteristic of Oaxaca"

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Black clay is considered one of the most popular and rigorous styles of pottery in Mexico.

The elaboration is principally for art, its shine is obtained by burnished and polished techniques, which added to the fact that is cooked to simmer has made the pieces brittle.
The creation of black clay was started by a woman known as Doña Rosa and many of her works are now in museums.
As of the 20th century, the purpose of black clay became artistic and many artisans began to make novel pieces with different cuts and shapes, as well as more brilliant ones through polishing and burnishing techniques. Black clay instruments are now favorite decorations for many tourists and locals.