Entertain with style the next time you’re having family or friends over for a barbecue, to watch the game, or just to enjoy some quality time. Let the MyCajita Cochinitos box help set the table. These handmade cochinito bowls come in four playful colors and were designed to accompany the MyCajita Molcajete. Each one was handmade by renown Oaxacan potter Rolando Regino Porras.
Maestro Rolando Regino Porras is a 4th Generation Potter that comes from a long line of world recognized artesanos. His mother was once recognized as one of the top 100 artisans of Mexico and he has worked hard to keep up his families reputation. Maestro Porras has specialized his own technique of dying without lead or ceramic paint. He mixes his own combinations of minerals and elements to come up with his own colors. His journal looks more like chemistry notes then a sketch pad. Maestro Porras is currently being exhibited in the Oaxaca Museum of Textile and Design and is an instructor at La Universidad de Monterey.
What’s in the box:
- (4) Cochinito Bowls
- 6 in x 4 in
- (4) Wooden Spoons
- 7 in
Artisan: Rolando Regino
Learn more about Rolando Regino’s journey as a master artisan, also view a short video of him creating a beautiful cochinito bowl.
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Turquoise, Golden Yellow, Pink, and Cobalt Blue are colors you see often in Mexico. Colors used by the first people who lived here, colors observed in nature and replicated in their art and everyday life. Colors of the precious stones, the golden sunsets, the salt flats and marshes, the plants and fauna along the plains. Colors of life and colors of death. These serving bowls were each thrown by hand on a potters wheel, turned by foot, and shaped into bowls. The cute little piggy noses, ears, legs, and tails are all added one by one, rolled and shaped by hand. The pig shape is no coincidence, its meant to complement the molcajete from last month’s MyCajita. Make your fresh salsa or guacamole and use the matching bowls to serve other toppings at your next event. The colors are custom blends of natural elements that are 100% lead-free. Master potter Rolando Regino, one of a handful of Oaxacan potters who has an exhibit in the state’s Museum of Textile and Design, has been making pottery since he was a child. It’s a family tradition that he keeps on, in memory of his mother, Donna Dolores Porras. Apprentices from all over the world seek him out to learn about his traditional techniques, particularly his mastery of using natural elements to create vibrant and unique colors. This is truly a functional piece of art you have. Each piece is handmade by him and measures 6” in diameter and 4 “ tall. Not for use in microwave and hand wash only.
These wooden spoons are made by Don Tomas Elia, a farmer, and artesano from Guerrero. He collects the wood from the prairies around his house and dries it for 6 weeks before he can begin to cut and shape it. Once he’s shaped the spoon, it’s then covered in tea tree oil and left to set out in the sun for 3 days so the oil penetrates and protects the wood. He works alongside his family making spoons and other items in order to support his family and supplement the income he gets from farming.