Colectivo 1050. Tonaltepec Vase. Oaxaca. Mexico.
Colectivo 1050. Tonaltepec Vase. Oaxaca. Mexico. Weight: 1.4 lbs., height: 6.5 in., length: 5 in. width: 5 in.
Colectivo 1050º represents the commercial means by which not-for-profit group Innovating Tradition aims to preserve the traditional pottery skills peculiar to artisan communities in Oaxaca, Mexico. The organisation holds workshops, courses and skill exchanges intended to keep fresh the work of master potters and pass on the discipline to younger artisans. All of Colectivo 1050º's products are hand-made in Oaxaca by traditional potters and designers who work collectively to create the pieces, imbuing each with the beauty, simplicity and elegance that characterise the region's people. The company operates on principles of fair/solidarity trade, with a strong emphasis on ecologically sound practice; all their wares are lead free.