Earthenware Handmade Grey Baked Clay Fruit Bawl

Earthenware Handmade Grey Baked Clay Fruit Bawl


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Raw impure swamp clay, kiln fire, water and vanish

Care & Maintenance:

Easily washed but requires much care because it is fragile


May also be used for serving food  and are insulated against heat. Often also used for keeping fresh fruits and for  Used for holding fresh foods such as fruits and salads



These clay bowls are made by talented hands of a group of artisans working with the Kigali Pottery Collections kiln in Kayonza district, and supplies from pottery cooperatives from various other areas around Rwanda. Clay baking is a centries old, tribal economic activity associated mainly with the Batwa, a minority ethinic group of Rwandans. Clay bowls, just like all other earthenware products they bake, are meticulously created with great care, right from clay collection to final products. Clay pottery is an extremely tedious activity. It is collected from swamps and hillsides and preserved for over two years. The mugs, vases and pots are then handmade into various shapes and sizes using the acquired Batwa traditional skills. They are then allowed to dry for about two days before being bakes in ovens powered by intense firewood heat. The pots and vases are then remove for a decorative coat of painting, before being baked again. The results are the stunningly sturdy pottery range of products. Clay have become so lucrative that the community now comfortably depends on it for livelihood – as they have for centuries.


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