Esperanza en Accion
5 inch Toucan Vase - Esperanza en Accion
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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.
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.