Brown Ceramic Vases(103 items)
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Featured Reviews on Brown Ceramic Vases
Thrille to add to my collection of Marias work!
This is the fourth piece by Maria and her family that I have purchased, and I love it like I love her other work! I find it more magnificent in the hand than in the photo. The execution of her work is exquisite. Even my husband who typically pays little attention to this passion of mine was very impressed with this piece!
So excited to share this piece with all who visit!
I am blown away by Maria Arauzs ceramic pieces! I have now purchased four of hers. The craftsmanship is tremendous, and the design of each is so unique and expertly executed. I have only recently discovered Nicaraguan ceramics, and love to share them with everyone who comes to my home. This particular piece is my favorite, with its asymmetrical lip, is my favorite. I continually check to see what else she may be making.
Arrived safely and is beautiful.
The craftsmanship is exemplary. The packaging was flawless. Both pieces we purchased from this artist arrived safely and have since been sent to The Cayman Islands where they add beautifully to our modern decor.
Popular Brown Ceramic Vases
Handcrafted Pre-Hispanic Ceramic Decorative Vase, "Vibrant Pre-Hispanic"$289.99
Inspired by pre-Hispanic ceramic traditions, Nicaraguan artisan Arlen Estrada creates a stunning decorative vase to add to your home decor. Crafted by hand, this vase takes the shape of a kneeling human figure that holds a vessel on his back. The upper portion of this decorative vase is decorated with earth-tone pre-Hispanic glyphs.
Earth-Toned Hummingbird Chorotega Pottery Decorative Vase, "Flying Free"$89.99
Hummingbirds hover in a field of warm, earthy orange on this ceramic decorative vase handcrafted by Chorotega pottery artisan Harry García of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. The hummingbirds are bordered by decorative bands of deep red and brown with curved motifs, followed by a solid band of dark brown at the base and rim.
Chorotega pottery is completely handmade with traditional techniques passed down through the generations for 3,000 years, and one of the last surviving cultural elements of the Chorotega people indigenous to Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region and Nicoya Peninsula. Chorotega pottery is made from local clay mixed with a very fine freshwater sand. The artisans shape the clay on hand-operated pottery wheels and hand-polish the art piece to give it a smooth texture and luster. Designs are etched by hand and the pieces are painted with natural pigments made from pulverized local colored rocks mixed with water, then fired in traditional wood-burning brick kilns. The result is a beautiful, earthen pottery unique to this region.
Nicaraguan Handcrafted Green Terracotta Decorative Vase, "Chinandega Fields"$139.99
Inspired by the or sugar cane fields of Chinandega, Miguel Jacobo Potosme crafts a beautiful green decorative vase. He works in terracotta, shaping the piece on the potter's wheel, and the geometric motifs are etched by hand to reveal the natural color of the fired clay.
Pre-Hispanic Replica Nicaraguan Ceramic Vase, "Serpent Woman"$149.99
Legend tells how the local ruler had a beautiful wife of strange and mysterious habits. Each Friday, she would take much food to a secret place on the river. One of the chief's servants followed her and what he saw terrified him. He told her husband, who followed her the next week. The woman sat down on the shore and struck the water with her hand. Out came an enormous serpent, with whom she passed the time eating and talking. Enraged, the jealous husband killed his wife. But the furious snake agitated the water so the currents overflowed the riverbank and destroyed the ancient village. The survivors built a new town, which they named Serpent Woman — or meaning Cebaco.
Maria Arauz tells the story on a cylindrical vase of beautifully incised terracotta. "This explains the name of today's town of Sebaco," she says.