Unique Handcrafted Artisan Pottery from Nicaragua
Hi everyone! I just wanted to give everyone an opportunity to see some beautiful and truly unique handcrafted artisan pottery that is truly inspiring. I came across an organization that gives artisans in Nicaragua an opportunity to sell their unique handcrafted artisan pottery and I have to say the pieces are stunning.
About the Artisans
Working with the fair trade organization Esperanza en Accion, men and women artisans in Nicaragua produce traditional pottery pieces that are world renowned. Artisans in San Juan de Oriente make the pottery using a manual kick wheel and finish the pieces using natural mineral oxides for the earthen colors. The fantastic flora and fauna of Nicaragua are the basis for stunning vase designs and novel wind instruments. The pottery is fired using a low-temperature technique so the vases are decorative as they do not hold water.
Check out these pieces!
This decorative vase from Nicaragua is 8 inches tall and 5 inches in diameter, featuring a red bird and flower design. This is low fired and not designed to hold water.
Handmade by Damaris Hernandez, this clay pot is painted and etched with designs inspired by nature. The pot, which is 5 inches tall including the neck and 5 inches wide is low fired and had a toucan design. Signed by the artist, the pot is not designed to hold water.
There are many, many more beautiful works of art from these truly creative artisans. Check them out here!
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