Our collection of Nicaraguan Pottery comes from San Juan de Oriente. These decor vases are handmade and decorated with the flora and fauna of Nicaragua. 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 pottery is fired using a low-temperature technique so the vases are decorative as they do not hold water.