The Bees and the Stone is a series of clay tableware made in the Sierra A Mixteca, Puebla. This series of clay tableware is made in the town of Reyes, Puebla, by a small community, where the women’s tradition is to fetch the clay in the mountains surrounding their small town. The natural reddish tone of the argil is getting mixed with a local stone powder before getting fired in traditional brick wood-ovens. No oil, gas, or electricity is involved in the firing process, which results in a burnished finish- an ancient technique that implies polishing the pieces with a - like quartz - hard stone. This process closes the pores of the clay making it watertight and creates a unique shine and soft texture without any glaze. To create a vibrant color and natural shine, the pieces are then showered in liquid beeswax, creating a very thin coat that penetrates the first layers of the clay, this last step adds an extra watertight layer that has a purpose - assuring food to keep its original taste and gives the clay an extra feature, which resists contact with any boiling liquids. These pieces are very good thermal insulators, making them perfect to carry hot drinks and food without imparting heat to your hands. The plates color gradually through use, aging gracefully.
Espresso cup Ø7.3 x H5 cm - Americano cup: Ø9.3 x H6 cm - Bowl: 11.5 x H6.5 cm- Side plate: Ø15 x H2 cm - Dessert plate: Ø20 x H2 cm - Dining plate: Ø25 x H2 cm
Color: available in natural, black, or wine tone
Price Set of 2 : Espresso cup: 39€ - Americano cup: 49€ - Bowl: 59€ - Side plate: 39€ - Dessert plate: 39€ - Dining plate: 59€
Additional information: natural clay is a very good thermal insulator. It does not get hot with boiling water, so it will protect your fingers when your coffee is very hot.