icon handOver $118.4 million USD sent to artisans so far!

Juan and Lorensa

Juan and Lorensa

Handcrafted ceramic figurines in Mexico

"We like everything about this art – it lets us express our feelings. Our inspiration comes from nature and all the beauty that surrounds us."

"We are ceramic artisans from the highlands of Chiapas. Friends say we're hardworking, kind and very creative. "We once... read more

"We are ceramic artisans from the highlands of Chiapas. Friends say we're hardworking, kind and very creative.

"We once attended a conference and realized this is what we'd like to do. Also, we already knew how to work with clay — our grandparents taught us. Today, we're teaching our own daughters in the workshop we set up in our home.

"We had to stop working in the fields in order to focus our time and energy on the workshop. It was a good decision. We like everything about this art – it lets us express our feelings. Our inspiration comes from nature and all the beauty that surrounds us… flowers, trees, animals and more.

"We started working for ourselves out of necessity. Between the two of us, we coordinate the entire crafting process. We agree that the greatest challenge is combining colors. The process is painstaking as we mix the clay, shape it, paint it and fire it in a rustic wood-burning kiln.

"Our dream is for our ceramics to sell regularly and reach more shoppers who appreciate the value of our work."

4 items by Juan and Lorensa

Customer Reviews

Purchased this? Leave your review.

Artist rating

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Total reviews

16

Lynda

Verified Reviewer

12/28/2021

"Beautifully Made"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Beautiful workmanship. High quality. Couldnt be happier!

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Cindia

From Lancaster, PA

Verified Reviewer

09/13/2021

"Beautifully rendered and evocative!"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

I just love this little guy! Little, but sure carries some heft! LOVE the all the various patterning. Imaginative but somehow also realistic! Thank you, Juan and Lorensa!

Purchased Item:

Jaguar Beauty, Ceramic Jaguar Mask in Buff from Mexico

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Roberto

From Los Angeles, CA, USA

Verified Reviewer

06/22/2021

"Better than ever imagined"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Truly a work of art, amazing details!

Tags By Roberto

jaguar mask

Purchased Item:

Jaguar Designs, Handcrafted Ceramic Jaguar Mask from Mexico

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Roberto

From Los Angeles, CA, USA

Verified Reviewer

06/15/2021

"museum-like piece"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

amazing craftsmanship

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Lynda

Verified Reviewer

11/19/2020

"Beautiful"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Beautifully crafted. So pleased with it.

Purchased Item:

Jaguar Designs, Handcrafted Ceramic Jaguar Mask from Mexico

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Susan

Verified Reviewer

06/10/2020

"Nice"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

I was disappointed that the top didnt fit very well

Purchased Item:

Jaguar Vessel, Hand-Painted Jaguar Pattern Ceramic Jar from Mexico

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

icon up
BACK TO TOP

Your NOVICA Packages are Safe and Secure!

NOVICA's response to COVID 19

Every NOVICA item comes with our universal guarantee

Certified clean packing environment

Quality tested and verified by our region teams

Fair trade and 100% happiness guaranteed