Pottery & Terra-cotta

Made from the earth itself, clay bodies blend the physical and metaphysical.

These authentic objects embody stories that penetrate our soul, even before those stories are told.

Despite their humility, objects made of clay take us on a spiritual journey. Urbanization, political upheaval and war have made traditional objects like these disappear from everyday life. Many utilitarian pots are collected with little or no information about who made them, yet their signs of use reveal the rhythms of manual labor and the repetition of ritual that defined the lives of Africa’s indigenous peoples.

  • Zulu Beer Drinking Cup,Ukhamba
    3.5 x 7 x 7 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Memorial Head
    12 x 7 x 6 ″ Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments / Hand Carved.
  • 3 Legged Vessel
    15 x 10 x 10 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Zulu Beer Drinking Vessel. (Ukhamba)
    8.5 x 10 x 10 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • 3 Legged Vessel
    15 x 10 x 10 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • 3 Legged Vessel
    14.5 x 9 x 9 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Zulu Beer Drinking Vessel. (Ukhamba)
    8.5 x 10 x 10 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • 3 Legged Vessel
    13.5 x 9 x 9 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • 3 Legged Vessel
    15 x 9.5 x 9.5 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • 3 Legged Vessel
    13.5 x 9 x 9 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Zulu Beer Drinking Vessel. (Ukhamba)
    8 x 9 x 9 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Zulu Beer Drinking Vessel. (Ukhamba)
    6.5 x 9 x 9 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Zulu Beer Drinking Vessel. (Ukhamba)
    9 x 11 x 11 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Ukhamba
    7.5 x 8 x 8 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Beer Transport Vessel, Long Neck, "Uphiso"
    14 x 10 x 10 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Zulu Beer Drinking Vessel,Ukhamba
    10 x 12.5 x 12.5 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Beer Transport Vessel,"Uphiso", Necked Pot.
    12 x 11 x 11 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Zulu Beer Drinking Vessel, Ukhamba
    10 x 13 x 3 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Figurative Vessel.
    18 x 10 x 10 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Figurative Vessel.
    18 x 10 x 10 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • A beer Carrying Vessel, "Uphiso",Necked Vessel.
    13 x 13 x 13 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Memorial Head/Face
    16 x 12.5 x 7.5 ″ Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments / Hand Carved.
  • Nine Spouted Ritual Vessel, Mangbetu People, Congo
    10 x 16 x 16 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Memorial Head/Face
    16 x 14 x 5 ″ Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments / Hand Carved.
  • Zulu Beer Drinking Vessel,Ukhamba
    11.5 x 12 x 12 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Jabu Nala, V Shaped Vessel, Zulu South Africa.
    13.5 x 11 x 7 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Memorial Head
    Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments / Hand Carved.
  • Ukhamba
    10.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface. Sold
  • Ritual Vessel, Matakam People, Chad
    19 x 13 x 13 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Jabu Nala, Long Necked Vessel, Zulu South Africa.
    16 x 10.5 x 10.5 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Akan Commemorative Portrait Ghana Terracotta
    11 x 7 x 5 ″ Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments / Hand Carved.
  • Memorial Head
    11 x 8 x 5 ″ Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments / Hand Carved.
  • Memorial Head
    16 x 7 x 7 ″ Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments / Hand Carved.
  • Ukhamba
    10 x 11 x 11 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Ritual Vessel, Matakam People, Chad
    18.5 x 13 x 13 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Zulu Beer drinking Vessel, Ukhamba
    15 x 14 x 14 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Ritual Pot, Beer Fermentation Vessel, Lobi People, Burkina Faso.
    17 x 17.5 x 17.5 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Memorial Head
    14 x 8 x 9 ″ Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments / Hand Carved.
  • Ritual Pot, Beer Fermentation Vessel, Lobi People, Burkina Faso.
    22 x 17.5 x 17.5 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Zulu Beer Drinking Vessel, Ukhamba
    12 x 15 x 15 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Three Spouted Vessel
    18 x 18.5 x 18.5 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Memorial Head
    Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments / Hand Carved.
  • Ukhamba
    14 x 19 x 19 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Ritual Vessel
    19 x 16 x 15 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Zulu Beer Drinking Vessel. (Ukhamba)
    15 x 18.5 x 18.5 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Ukhamba
    14.5 x 18.5 x 18.5 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Waisted Vessel
    21 x 17 x 17 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Ritual Vessel
    18 x 14 x 14 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Ukhamba/Yellow
    12 x 15.5 x 15.5 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Concentric Rings Vessel
    9 x 12 x 12 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface. Sold
  • Anthropomorphic Wine / Medicine Vessel, Mangbetu People, Congo.
    24.5 x 22 x 22 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Anthropomorphic Wine / Medicine Vessel, Mangbetu People, Congo.
    28 x 17.5 x 17.5 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Uphiso
    13 x 14 x 14 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Uphiso
    13.5 x 12 x 12 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Zulu Royal Beer Drinking Vessel, Ukhamba
    16 x 21 x 21 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Zulu Artist, South Africa BEER VESSEL (UKHAMBA)
    11.5 x 16 x 16 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface. Sold
  • Ukhamba
    10.5 x 16 x 16 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Vessel with Figurative Decoration
    9.5 x 11 x 11 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface. Sold
  • Ritual Vessel
    47 x 11 x 11 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Zulu Beer Drinking Vessel,(Ukhamba).
    14 x 16.5 x 16.5 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Altar Vessel, Sitting on 10 Small Vessels
    23.5 x 19.5 x 19.5 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Contemporary Art Vessel
    13 x 19 x 19 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface. Sold
  • Altar Vessel, Sitting on 10 Small Vessels
    23.5 x 19.5 x 19.5 ″ Terra-cotta, clay | Handcrafted without the use of wheel utilizing molding techniques and their methods has been passed down through generations.
  • Ukhamba
    15.5 x 19 x 19 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.
  • Ukhamba
    11 x 14 x 14 ″ clay with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish | Coil method construction, incised or impressed clay surface.