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Mexican plates and bowls are a colorful and vibrant addition to any table setting. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and are often decorated with traditional Mexican motifs. Most of these pieces are typically made from ceramic or clay.

Here at Nakawe, we feature the works of our artisan partners in Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico that is known for its rich culture, history, and cuisine. These clay pieces were created using century-old techniques that have been passed from one generation to another.

Most of the popular types of Oaxaca pottery are:

  • Red pottery: These clay pieces are high in iron oxide, which makes them red in appearance. These are typically made using a process called coiling, which means building up the pottery piece by adding coils of clay on top of each other. Iron oxide is not harmful to humans and is not a carcinogen.
  • Black pottery: Black pottery is usually made using a process called reduction firing, which is done in a low-oxygen environment. With this process, the iron oxide from the clay becomes black due to its reaction with carbon monoxide.
  • White pottery: This is typically made using a process called throwing, which means shaping the pottery on a potter’s wheel. Once the pottery piece is thrown, it is smoothed out and then fired in a kiln. The firing process causes the clay to harden and the white color to become more pronounced.
  • Glazed pottery: Glazed pottery is a more modern type of Oaxacan pottery. They are coated with a glassy finish to minimize the adherence of pollutants and to make sure that liquids won’t permeate.

Whatever types of pottery you are choosing, these pieces always give aesthetics, durability, sustainability, and versatility.

  • Clay plates and bowls give a rustic charm to your dining table. They come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, so you can find the perfect pieces to match your décor.
  • With proper care, these plates can last longer without deformation.
  • Clay plates are made from sustainable materials. It is also recyclable and can be reused.
  • They are also handmade by artisans, which means they are unique.
  • Aside from using them for your dining table, they are also perfect to store utensils or great choices for plants and flowers.

Check out our collection of Mexican plates and bowls and be enamored by the simplicity and beauty of Oaxacan pottery.

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