Handmade by Juan Paulino Martinez, this clay pot is painted and etched with designs inspired by nature. The pot, which is 6 inches tall and 6 inches in diameter is low fired and had a sitting cat design. Signed by the artist, the pot is 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...
These house numbers are handcut and embossed by artisans in Haiti. They are approx 4.5 inches square and have holes for screws. Screws are not supplied. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in...
Traditionally woven to store beer, these baskets are handwoven in South Africa and often give as wedding gift. This basket with a tight-fitting lid is adorn with the traditional Zulu design in natural dyes.15 inches tall x 19 inches wide x 19 inches deep Meet...
This gecko is handmade in Haiti from recycled oil drums. Each has a small hook to hang the piece, and is painted with a bright colorful design inspired by the local Haitian culture. From head to tail, the gecko is 8 inches long. Meet the...