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LA CHAMBA

earth, water & fire

Our black pottery is handmade in La Chamba, a village in the region of Tolima in Columbia. Since 300 years, 85% of the people living in the village work together to create ceramics, using techniques that have been passed on by their ancestors for many generations.

 

handmade, 100% natural

The artisans source a specific type of clay from the shores of the Rio Magdalena river. Once the clay is molded into its desired form, they are dried in the sun and then polished with precious stones. The objects are then placed in the oven at 800°C. Finally, the artisans start the smoking process, using a combination of dried local spices. This final step gives the pottery its iconic black color.

 

a healthy kitchen

The clay retains heat and fluids, which allows for a slow and balanced cooking process : the ingredients can cook in their own juices.
Thanks to La Chamba pottery, your dishes will be healthier and tastier because your ingredients require less fats & liquids to cook.
From stove into the oven, straight onto the table.

 

use

Our cookware is not only beautiful, but it's also very sturdy and will last many years with proper use and care. 
 

Use : on gas or electric stove, in the oven and microwave. No induction.

Maintenance : Use of dishwasher allowed, yet not advised.

Material : 100% organic clay, no lead or varnish

 

before using for the first time

Before using the object for the first time, wash it well. Then, fill half of the pan with water and let it cook for 30 minutes in the oven at 200°C (in a gas oven). 

 

maintenance

Please keep in mind when cooking in clay, the cookware does not like quick, extreme temperature changes. Bring up the heat slowly.