Handmade Barro Peace Bell
Made by hand with Mexican clay, these slow made pottery peace bells feature unique markings from the pit fire process, and a textured surface in the perfect neutral of peachy blush. Created from natural materials with traditional processes, these vessels are strung on a handmade agave rope that’s made by a village elder in Oaxaca, Mexico. As they’re unglazed, our peace bells will filter water, and a gorgeous patina will eventually develop with extended use.
This award-winning master artisan has been producing custom pottery works for over 37 years. While her mother showed her the basics of working with clay, she is self-taught, and divides her time between creating her masterpieces, and teaching art at a local school. These pottery works are a crucial element to the local culture in her community and have been made in the region for thousands of years. Every custom work is created with local clay, then slowly pit fired over the span of six hours – a process that results in durable, elegant works that are supreme examples of Mexican artistry. In addition to pottery, this community is also well known for natural dyes, embroidery work and their brass bands.
Approximately 11cm wide x 15cm tall
Hand wash, and do not place in the dish washer or microwave. They can be hung inside or outside, however due to exposure to the natural elements, these pieces will break down a little faster, as they’re made from organic materials. With time and use, the piece will eventually develop a lovely patina due to the water filtration and the oils from your hands.