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Address: Calle Benito Juarez No 24 | San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
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+52 951 551 0011

Located in the small village of San Bartolo Coyotepec, the studios...

Located in the small village of San Bartolo Coyotepec, the studios established by the famous potter Dona Rosa are still run by her family and offer demonstrations on how they create their pottery.

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Worthwhile Stop for a Huge Array of Black Pottery

One can find a lot of black pottery all over Oaxaca but we found Dona Rosa to have the widest selection in one place at great prices. We bought a number of gift items both for... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Deerfield, Illinois

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Deerfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

One can find a lot of black pottery all over Oaxaca but we found Dona Rosa to have the widest selection in one place at great prices. We bought a number of gift items both for our friends and ourselves. Great folk art as well as pieces which could be used every day.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Don't waste your time visiting Donna Rosa Studio in San Bartolo unless you just want to see historical photos of the late potter who "invented" barre negro. You will find a better and more varied collection in almost any of the galleries or co-op shops in town.

Thank Mel L
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I loved to see the tradition of the grandmother being passed to grandsons. He gave us an explanation, presentation and the history of the 'black barro'. Beautiful pieces of art. Cheap prices.

Thank Miguel B
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

If you're interested in the crafts of black pottery, that's the place. Many pictures of Doña Rosa meeting different celebrities and politicians are displayed in the walls, her work continues in the family hands. Interesting pieces for very good price.

Thank JuSecchi
Ramona, California
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

Nice business with an informative demonstration about how this type of ceramics developed. Many affordable and unique gifts. Make sure that you see who else is in town. Dona Rosa started it and many other artists followed. look around the neighborhood and see who else is throwing pottery.

Thank Warren B
Salt Lake City
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

My friend and I visited with a combination tour and this was one of the places that was part of the tour. If you're interested in pottery, this would be a great place to visit and learn a bit of history, as well as, get a demonstration of historical pottery making. You can also purchase pottery here. They have a... More 

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Reviewed 7 March 2015

Went here as part of a tour - nice place with a nice selection of black pottery. They also give you information how they make the pottery and stuff - quite interesting.

Thank la_vera_mahshid
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Reviewed 14 January 2015

We went here as part of a tour. The demonstration and information about the black pottery was very interesting. The selection of black pottery was good and the prices seemed very affordable.

Thank debiky
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

I like the big variety that the studio offers, sometimes they have someone making pottery so you can see and learn about the process. And I think it's a cool thing that you can brag at home that you bought from the birth place of this art

Thank Pepe K
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Dona Rosa was an original and accomplished ceramic artist. The studio and shop were fascinating ,and there is a history of her and her work in photo's and written articles. It's a very large studio and ceramic sales area with nice pottery to purchase.

Thank KathyS181

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