Up-and-coming Lisbon-based designer Sara de Campos spent the last two years researching the traditional Portuguese ceramic process of Barro Negro (Black Pottery). In collaboration with local artisans who’ve mastered this technique—many in their 70s and 80s—de Campos is offering two pieces from the sublime limited-edition series that arose from this project.
Only a few Portuguese potters still know the venerable process known as Barro Negro, traditionally a means to creating utilitarian cookware, tableware, and food storage. The deep black surface arises from the firing technique, in which the clay pots are buried in soil and covered with moss, straw, and leaves set aflame.
Black Pottery is heat resistant and perfectly suitable to cooking, serving, and storing.