Vietnamese Black Clay

Black Clay or Ironstone is a Vietnamese ceramic made from dark brown clay that is dredged from rivers bottoms. These materials are then fashioned into hundreds of different styles and sizes and fired at extremely high temperatures to create long-lasting durability. Unlike the Vietnamese Glazed pots, these pots aren’t glazed during the manufacturing process and obtain their natural color variations from the unique conditions within the kiln the firing stage.  This gives them a very organic, neutral look that easily fits with any house color.

The clay density, thickness, and very high firing temperature of this Vietnamese pottery allows it to be left outside all winter long.