March, 2002. Vivian and Bram with little Bo at Chapala lake in Mexico

March, 2002. Vivian and Bram with little Bo at Chapala lake in Mexico

We aim to give our Cookout-Party collection of chimeneas, BBQ's and the famous table-top pizza ovens a Transitional Style, mixing old-school materials as natural clay with timeless simplicity. Our colors are more neutral and subtle than your usual Mexican color palette, but the are definitely still exciting compared the factory produced fair that mostly fills the aislses of most big-box stores.

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Our Sol-y-Yo artisans in Mexico hand-produce these natural Mexican terracotta products and paint them in beautiful, rustic colors.


Our community of clay workers delivers you a handmade, artisan product, well packed & labeled, for an exciting outdoor experience. We invite you to introduce our Mexican excitement to your home and your garden.



Open fire cooking brings you back to childhood experiences of campfires under the stars. Honest, real food served with lots of laughter. Feel the love of our handwork and enjoy the experience.

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About us

In 1992, Mexico Trade Center was started in the Netherlands by Bram Faas after years of traveling the world. In 1995, Bram moved to Mexico to start a more in-house production in close collaboration with several local families to better maintain quality control.

In 2008 the family returned to the Netherlands again to open the international sales office and improve on packing designs. A European Product-Design Studio was started in 2010 and many functional, fun-outdoor products were drawn on the design board.

Our clients can buy by container quantities direct from Mexico and if needed, we can arrange transport up to your door.  We also still operate a wholesale & distribution warehouse in the Netherlands for pallet orders within Europe. All products are packed & labeled in beautiful individual cartons.


The Sol-y-Yo® Assocition of Artisans.
All our products are original Sol-y-Yo® designs, handmade by Mexican craftsmen using renewable raw materials such as natural clay and highland spring water. Each product is handcrafted. It is unique in shape and finish.

Sol-y-Yo offers the clay worker year-round work in a well organized manner. By having control over the clay mix and using our specially made moulds.