The Urban Black Pottery Collection combines distinctive craftsmanship and modern design. The collection focuses on conscious contemporary flair combined with traditional craftsmanship. The Black Chamba cookware and tableware is known and treasured throughout Colombia, particularly in good restaurants for serving traditional dishes.
- The entire production process is handmade
- Food Safety (free of lead and cadmium)
- Heat resistant, microwave-safe
- Excellent heat conduction and heat storage
The origins of the dishes can be traced back to an over 700 year old tradition, as evidenced by pre-Columbian archaeological finds of vases and pitchers.
Even today, the ceramics are made mostly by women creating traditional pottery craft in the area of the village of La Chamba on the Magdalena River Basin of central Colombia. Each individual piece is not made on the potter`s wheel, but moulded by hand! The careful design and natural materials give the dish its authentic and unique appearance.
Urban Black Pottery ware is made of coarse gray clay, which is still ladled by hand. A finer, ferruginous and therefore easily rust-colored clay is applied to the pottery as a final process. After the drying process the surface is polished with very soft river stones. The duration and diligence of the burnishing make its elegance and distinctive appearance of the pottery. After the pottery pieces are baked in the sun, they are fired in traditional kilns. In the firing there is immediately a dust of dried grasses and herbs added which affects the iron-containing oxides of the clay and generates the unique black coloring. Thus, the entire production process is free from the use of toxins. The ceramics are not glazed and the clay used is guaranteed to be free of lead-containing substances.
Suitable for gas and electric ovens
Dimensions: 20 cm high, 30 cm diameter, ideal for 2 to 3 servings
100% ecological, handmade in Colombia
Food Safety (free of lead and cadmium)
Heat resistant, microwave-safe