La Chicharra Ceramics is a Dream Come True

In Architecture & Design by Isabella Moreno

La Chicharra Ceramics is an Oaxacan company that merges artisan techniques and technological advances for the production of ceramics. They do it through design and production of high temperature tableware and special details. The designs that they have are in synthetic forms and are dressed-up in textures and colors prepared carefully with the desire to carry to the table from the beautiful state of Oaxaca. They seek to claim the use of ceramics as a support for traditional and contemporary gastronomic proposals. They focus on experimentation with materials to guarantee the quality required for their use at restaurants. In addition to the requirements they are great for home use, as they are dishwasher-, microwave- and oven-resistant.

At Chicharra Ceramics they understand people’s concern about the use of toxic substances in ceramics. As producers, they are equally concerned about the impact of these on the health of the users and the people who produce it. That’s why the pottery they produce is 100-percent lead free. And they boast of creating their own secret pottery recipe and producing it themselves so they are sure of what they are doing.

They also have a line production and are constantly looking for collaborations with artists and designers for the development of new collections. Such is the example with Valeria Tamayo who designed Basic Crockery and Justina Ricárdez who designed Xocolatl (2nd place 7th Biennial Ceramics Museum Franz Mayer, 2015). They have worked with restaurants as well like The Zebra with Chef Eleazar Bonilla; Restaurant Mezzanine in Tulum and Pitiona, with Chef José Manuel Baños; Origin with Chef Rodolfo Castellanos; and El Patio with Chef Ixchel Ornelas in Oaxaca.

Do not hesitate to visit this incredible ceramic workshop that will surely leave you with beautiful pieces for your home or restaurant.

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