Barro Negro is a special pottery from San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca characterized by its black colour. Just in this area the special clay is found for the production. The magic behind this material is the process which requires a lot of experience, sensitiveness and time. This is what creates the metallic shine on the surface. Today just a few families produce Barro Negro pieces and secure their living expenses by selling mainly decorating art sculptures and vases.
Our aim is to reinvent this extraordinary artisanry in a contemporary way as well as it is our principle to improve the artisans living situation by creating a professional and constant work environment.
In 2009 we started to work with just one family to challenge the ways of production. After a long and difficult learning period studio davidpompa and the artisans are now working together on many different design projects and achieved quality standards that haven't been seen in Barro Negro. We are proud to work with the families that create the most beautiful pieces in the highest quality.