CHOCOLATERO CERAMIC POT: If you’ve ever visited Mexico and ordered a Chocolate caliente then you’ve seen surely this design before. We’ve taken the traditional form and converted it into a contemporary and functional showpiece that you can keep on your counter or decorate your home with when not in use. It’s hand thrown by Master Potter Rolando Regino Porras in Oaxaca and comes in our custom colors of Cream, Gold, and Turquoise.
Colder nights mean cozying up inside and enjoying a delicious chocolate caliente.
(1) Hand thrown and painted Chocolatero clay pot. (approx. 10” tall x 7” wide – holds approx. 1.5 liters)
(1) Hand carved wooden Molinillo – 13” long
Carved out of a single piece of wood, Master aretesano Antelmo Gonzalez carves every ring, nook, and niche by hand. The darker, almost black color comes from placing another piece of smaller wood against the molinillo as it turns. The flat bottom helps to break down your chocolate. The various rings, nooks, and niches help create friction and whip air in, creating the frothy head that is a sign of a great Mexican Chocolate caliente.
Maestro Rolando Regino Porras is a 4th Generation Potter who comes from a long line of world-recognized artesanos. His mother was once recognized as one of the top 100 artisans of Mexico. Maestro Porras has worked hard to keep up his family's reputation. He has specialized his own technique of dying without lead or ceramic paint, and mixes his own combination of minerals and elements to come up with his own colors. His journal looks more like chemistry notes than 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.
For as far back as he can remember, Antelmo Gonzalez’s family have worked as wood artisans. He has crafted thousands of molinillos throughout his long career as a wood artisan which has landed him some world wide acclaim. Antelmo’s artisanal work can be found around different states within Mexico to as far as the European continent.
YOUR PURCHASE MAKES A DIFFERENCE:
- Artisan Made
- Preserves Tradition
- Supports Small Business
- Job Creator
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