Rustic Pottery

Mud is one of the most prevalent forms of craftsmanship in Mexico and was considered one of the finest arts during the Aztec empire.

Most of the mud in Mexico does not contain any glaze therefore neither lead. It is often decorated with bright colours, natural gums, oxides or burnished.

Clay handicrafts are made by hand in the shade, on the floor or on a rustic table. Pots and large pieces are constructed by rolling a churro in a circular shape to form walls, then smoothing and modeling until they are no longer visible.

The details are made with rustic hands and tools, while the mud is smoothed with a piece of fabric, wood or stone.

Burning is done outdoors or in rustic adobe brick kilns to protect parts from uneven drying.