3"x3.5" Salt-fired Ceramic


Description of Zulu Beer Drinking Pot 22-290

These non-traditional drinking pots were inspired by beer pots made by the Zulu people, who are very much into beer, pottery and ritual. In the Zulu culture, the unusually shaped beer pot, called “Ukhamba”, is used ceremonially for weddings, funerals, and other ritual gatherings. The pot, filled with a beer of local sorghum or millet, is passed from one person to the next, who sip the ceremonial brew in honor of the sacrament being observed.

My pots represent my take on those ancient pots and the traditions they represent. Note the carving on these pots are decorative, yet functional by facilitating a hand grip while drinking.

I hope you enjoy this interpretation.