Yalala specializes in ceramics made of foraged soil straight from the earth.

We are an indigenous led group helping to reduce waste by developing and marketing sustainable solutions. We source food safe ceramics made of 100% natural soil clay from Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Introducing Yalala Papers

Founded in 2024, Yalala Papers is dedicated to publishing zines, monographs, artist books, posters, and more. While Yalala began as a retailer, we strive to transform into a cultural and historical analog that will provide insight to the intentional processes and ancestral stories Indigenous artisans demonstrate in their ceramics.

What is Earthenware?

As a subcategory of ceramics, Earthenware is traditionally made from ‘red earthenware’ clay or ‘red terra-cotta’.  However, some earthenware clays are buff, grey, or white. They cannot be made completely watertight because of their porosity, and it is because of this that glazes are applied to increase their usefulness. This art has been practiced by different indigenous groups in Oaxaca.

Barro Negro

DERRUMBE by Juan Rodriguez

We present to you Conejo Zapoteco of Villa Hidalgo Yalalag. Sandy Ortiz comes from a lineage of huarache makers and her interest in leather has taken its form in book binding. All made with natural tanning, the Conejo Zapoteco leather notebooks are made by hand in Oaxaca. Purchase one of the softest leather notebooks available.

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