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.

Bushera Pot (Batwa People, Burundi)
19 x 17 x 17 ″ Hand crafted from terra-cotta clay, employing coil method construction. $900.00

Bushera Pot (Batwa People, Burundi)
16 x 16 x 16 ″ Hand crafted from terra-cotta clay, employing coil method construction. $1,195.00

Bushera Pot (Batwa People, Burundi)
18 x 15 x 15 ″ Hand crafted from terra-cotta clay, employing coil method construction. $1,200.00

Bushera Pot (Batwa People, Burundi)
18 x 16 x 16 ″ Hand crafted from terra-cotta clay, employing coil method construction. $1,250.00

Bushera Pot (Batwa People, Burundi)
17 x 15 x 15 ″ Hand crafted from clay, employing coil method construction. $1,450.00

Ritual Pot: Beer Drinking and Fermentation Vessel (Mandingo People,Guinea)
16 x 14 x 14 ″ Hand molded from terra-cotta clay. $1,559.00

Utilitarian Vessel (Dinka People, Uganda)
18 x 17 x 17 ″ Hand crafted from terra-cotta clay, employing coil method construction. $845.00$1,190.00

Three-Spouted Ritual Vessel (Cross river region, Nigeria)
10 x 12 x 12 ″ Hand molded of terra-cotta clay. $1,690.00

Uphiso: Beer Drinking Vessel (Tsonga People, Mozanbique)
13 x 14 x 14 ″ Hand molded of clay with amasumpa, ukufusa; wax finish; coil method construction, $2,280.00

Wiiso Ancestor Vessel, (Ungur People, Nigeria)
18 x 10 x 10 ″ Hand molded of terra-cotta clay. $1,200.00$2,345.00

Wiiso Ancestor Vessel, (Ungur People, Nigeria)
18 x 10 x 10 ″ Hand molded from terra-cotta clay. $1,200.00$2,345.00

Uphiso: Beer Transport and Drinking Vessel (Zulu People, Southern Africa)
13 x 13 x 13 ″ Hand molded of clay with amasumpa, ukufusa; wax finish; coil method construction. $2,490.00

Incised Pot (Nupe People, Nigeria)
16 x 14 x 14 ″ Hand molded of terra-cotta clay. $2,489.00

Drinking Water Vessel, (Dinka people, Uganda)
16 x 20 x 20 ″ Hand crafted of terra-cotta clay.

Ritual Drinking Vessel, (Matakam People, Chad)
18.5 x 13 x 13 ″ Hand molded of terra-cotta clay. $1,600.00$3,200.00

Ritual Pot: Beer Drinking and Fermentation Vessel (Songye People, Congo)
16 x 13 x 13 ″ Hand molded from terra-cotta clay. $3,559.00

Ukhamba: Beer Drinking Pot (Zulu People, Southern Africa)
17 x 20 x 20 ″ Hand crafted from clay, with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish; coil method construction. $3,950.00

Azande Altar Vessel, Azande People, Congo
21 x 13 x 13 ″ Hand crafted of terra-cotta clay. $3,959.00

Ritual Pot, (Lobi People, Burkina Faso)
22 x 17.5 x 17.5 ″ Hand molded from terra-cotta clay. $3,980.00

Fermentation Vessel, (Nyakusa People, Malawi)
10 x 17 x 17 ″ Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments / Hand Carved. $1,994.00$3,989.00

Three Spouted Vessel (Bukusu People, Kenya)
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. $3,900.00

Storage Pot, (Bamana People, Mali)
18 x 14 x 14 ″ Hand crafted of terra-cotta clay. $5,490.00

Anthropomorphic Wine and Medicine Vessel (Mangbetu People, Congo).
24.5 x 22 x 22 ″ Hand molded of terra-cotta clay. $5,849.00

Anthropomorphic Wine and Medicine Vessel, (Mangbetu People, Congo)
28 x 17.5 x 17.5 ″ Hand molded from terra-cotta clay. $2,979.00$5,958.00

Figurative Female Vessel, (Mambila People, Cameroon)
16 x 9 x 9 ″ Hand molded of terra-cotta clay.

Figurative Shrine Vessel (Akan People, Ghana)
24 x 10 x 10 ″ Hand molded of terra-cotta clay.

Figurative Male Vessel, (Mambila People, Cameroon)
19 x 10 x 10 ″ Hand molded of terra-cotta clay.

Vessel with Square Opening & Corresponding Lid, (Nanu People, Burkina Faso)
16 x 16 x 16 ″ Hand molded from terra-cotta clay. $4,500.00

Ukhamba: Beer Drinking Pot (Zulu People, Southern Africa)
15 x 18.5 x 18.5 ″ Hand crafted from clay, with amasumpa, ukufusa and wax finish; coil method construction. $6,950.00

Water Vessel, (Makonde People, Mozambique)
16 x 20 x 20 ″ Clay, Coil construction method, Kaolin wash with Nkova engravings. $4,950.00

Storage Vessel, (Dogon People, Mali)
19 x 21 x 21 ″ Terra-cotta, Coil construction method.

Lobi Lidded Pot,Burkina Fasso, West Africa
21 x 21 x 21 ″ Hand molded from terra-cotta clay. $8,990.00

Osun: Shrine Figure (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
19 x 11 x 11 ″ Hand crafted of terra cotta clay, employing coil method construction. $7,830.00$15,660.00

Osun: Shrine Figure (Yoruba People, Nigeria)
18.5 x 11.5 x 11.5 ″ Hand crafted of terra cotta clay, employing coil method construction. $8,445.00$16,890.00