Black Mud

Traditional technique
from the state of Oaxaca

San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca

Vixi Creation

Black Mud

In Vixi México, we are constantly looking for new ways to add the value of specialized design to craftmanship traditional art. That’s why we joined with Adelina Pedro, one of the most acknowledged barro negro artists in Oaxaca.

We´ve created a bond between Industrial Design and Mexican culture as consequence of partnering directly with one of the few families that have been following this traditional process since pre-Columbian times.

The material posses an iconic color which is given by the mud cooking process. During the production, the pieces are burned inside an oven with two ends. Both ends which are closed reduce the oxygen inside the oven. This way the smoke gets impregnated to the clay creating this distinctive color. 

Later, the pieces are burnished, creating the exact glossiness we wanted since the development of the project.

We’ve reached amazing results with barro negro. Having the goal of supporting local Mexican artisans, we created a new and better process that allows us to develop our ideas using this distinctive material. We have reached a unique combination between “avant -garde” design and Mexican traditional culture.

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