Immerse yourself in the timeless artistry of Oaxaca with the "Floral Essence Red Clay Mug" by Colores Del Suelo. Each mug is handcrafted with passion and precision from vibrant red clay, paying homage to 90 years of familial tradition. The elegantly round shape cradles a delicately carved flower at its heart, with petals radiating outward in a subtle embrace. Sip your favorite beverage and connect with the legacy of Teodora Blanco, the pioneering spirit behind this captivating ceramic art. A beautiful melding of form and function, this mug is a testament to the rich Oaxacan heritage and the enduring beauty of simplicity.
- Dimensions: 3.5" tall by 5" wide; 6.5" with handle
Cure prior to first use:
- Take your red clay mug and dunk it into a container filled with tap water. Make sure it's fully submerged.
- Let it soak for a good 10 to 12 hours.
- During this time, you'll see bubbles forming, a sign that those pores are quenching their thirst and starting to close up.
- After its water retreat, pat it dry with paper towels or a cloth.
- Let it chill upside down, air-drying completely
To keep clean: Hand wash with warm, soapy water and towel dry.
Meet the Artisan
Colores Del Suelo
Nestled in the vibrant heart of Oaxaca, Mexico, the story of "Colores Del Suelo" unfurls like the colors of a captivating sunset. For over 90 years, this family has passionately guarded and nurtured the rich art of ceramics, a legacy ignited by the pioneering spirit of their beloved grandmother, Teodora Blanco. Teodora wasn't just an artisan; she was a visionary. Her hands, while gentle, breathed life into the clay, crafting pieces that transcended mere pottery, becoming storytellers of tradition, culture, and familial bonds.
Today, the legacy of Teodora lives on. Guided by her teachings and inspired by her dedication, each member of "Colores Del Suelo" plays an integral role in upholding this family tradition. Their ceramics aren't just objects but intricate tapestries of Oaxacan heritage, woven together by the memories of the past and hopes for the future. Through each vessel, sculpture, and plate, they honor Teodora's legacy and proudly share the depth of their artistry with the world. The spirit of "Colores Del Suelo" is more than ceramic art; it's a testament to the enduring strength and beauty of family bonds and tradition.