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Criolla in Colombia: Classic Enamelware for the Modern Home

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Criolla in Colombia: Classic Enamelware for the Modern Home

September 30, 2016

It was in Someware Goods’ collection of Colombian-made products that we first spied Criolla enamelware. Started by three young Colombians in 2014, the Bogotá-based company seeks to “bring back enamelware with all its brilliance and glory,” says Lucía Tapiero, one of the founders. “In Colombia, enamelware conjures countryside life, where most of our families come from,” Tapiero says. “In one way or another, it has belonged in our lives and our memories thanks to our mothers and grandmothers, but over time it has become rare and difficult to find.” Now, Tapiero and her cofounders, Margarita Salcedo and Esteban Ucros, use their combined backgrounds in architecture, art, design, and cultural heritage to create sturdy enamelware for the modern Colombian home. Here, our favorite classic pieces from their collection.

(Criolla does not currently have an online shop; to buy, e-mail them directly or look for their products on Someware Goods. Or pay them a visit in Bogotá at their shop downtown.)

Photography courtesy of Criolla, except where noted.

Criolla Trays and Plates by Dirk Mai for Someware on Remodelista

Above: Made with four layers of porcelain enamel, Criolla products are stove- and oven-safe. The stackable baking trays (now available in red, white, and black) and bowls (available in three sizes) are ideal for baking. (The trays are also available for $23 through Someware Goods.) Photograph by Dirk Mai, courtesy of Someware Goods.

Criolla Plate Set by Giselle Hernandez for Someware on Remodelista

Above: The five-piece dinnerware set ($55) is available in three colors through Someware Goods: cornflower blue, crema, and cookies and cream (shown). Photograph by Giselle Hernandez, courtesy of Someware Goods.

Criolla Pitcher and Cuenco Bowl in White on Remodelista

Above: Bowls are available in black and white, red, and gray. (The teapot is not currently available.)

Criolla Cuchara in Vanilla on Remodelista

Above: Perfect for “desserts or hot drinks,” Criolla’s line of spoons is available in monochrome (black, red, blue, and white) or dipped (blue, gray, black, and red). Teaspoons are also sold through Someware Goods; $8.

Criolla Pocillo in Black Splatter on Remodelista

Above: Criolla’s Pocillos (mugs) come in three sizes and are ideal for glamping—or an afternoon by the fire.

Criolla Cucharones with Plants on Remodelista

Above: The classic enamel ladle also makes a charming planter.

Criolla Pocillos with Logo on Remodelista

Above: Mugs come in colors from neutral to bold.

Criolla Plate with Oranges by Dirk Mai for Someware on Remodelista

Above: All pieces come stamped with the Criolla seal. The large plate is available in four colors. Photograph by Dirk Mai, courtesy of Someware Goods.

Timeless and durable, enamelware is always a good idea. For more, see our posts:

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