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Our black pottery is handmade in La Chamba, a village in the region of Tolima in Columbia. Since 300 years, 85% of the people living in the village work together to create ceramics, using techniques that have been passed on by their ancestors for many generations.
The artisans source a specific type of clay from the shores of the Rio Magdalena river. Once the clay is molded into its desired form, they are dried in the sun and then polished with precious stones.
The objects are then placed in the oven at 800°C. Finally, the artisans start the smoking process, using a combination of dried local spices. This final step gives the pottery its iconic black color.