This decorative vase from Nicaragua is 4 inches tall and 5.5 inches in diameter, featuring a green turtle design on a sandy background. This is low fired and not designed to hold water.
Meet 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.
Made from steel drums by Haitian craftspeople in the section of Port-au-Prince, Haiti called Croix des Bouquets, this sun is three dimensional with a diameter of 10 inches. It has the natural patina that is prevalent in used oil drums rather than sheet metal. It...
This 11-inch nativity in the stars is handmade in Haiti from scrap steel drums and hand painted. This piece is 11 inches in diameter. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital...
Hand-cut and embossed from steel drums by Haitian artisans, this hand painted angel is 12 inches tall, making a great decorative piece. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince,...
Depicting a Tree of Life, this piece is handcrafted from steel drums in Haiti. It is 14 inches in diameter and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art...