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Galería de Helio Gutiérrez

The recipient of more international awards than any other master is the village, Helio combines geometric, traditional and contemporary design elements in his unique ceramics and is known as the father of the contem…
Art in San Juan de Oriente

Red Clay

This stellar shop mostly stocks high-end pieces by Miguel Maldonado, winner of national and international awards, which blend traditional, geometric and contemporary design. Also a number of excellent pieces by Greg…
Art in San Juan de Oriente

Galería de Arte Ortíz

Internationally renowned José Ortiz produces very distinctive contemporary pottery known for its cubistic forms reminiscent of Picasso and its use of bold colors (particularly blue). His style is unmistakeable and h…
Art in San Juan de Oriente

Artesanías Jacobo

Young artist Jacobo Potosme specializes in traditional pottery styles, combined with fine geometric detail. Some of his pieces combine several patterns in one, making them intricate works of art. His mother, wife an…
Art in San Juan de Oriente

Cerámica Miguel Ángel

Miguel Ángel Calero, known locally as Michelangelo, is well-known for his finely detailed geometric pieces, as well as pottery influenced by pre-Columbian designs. There's something for every budget here, including …
Arts & Crafts in San Juan de Oriente

Centro de Artesanía Cooperativa Quetzalcóatl

Stocking the work of a number of artists from around the village, this cooperative has a wide selection of inexpensive vases, plates, bowls, cups and platters, as well as exhibition pieces. There's plenty of utilita…
Homewares in Masaya

Fábricas de Hamacas

One of several places where you can not only watch traditional hammocks being handmade by local families, but you can buy them for a fairer price than at the Mercado de Artesanías. Each one takes two to three days t…
Arts & Crafts in Masatepe

Mercado de Artesanía

While Masatepe's famous furniture market features beautiful hardwood and rattan furniture items that probably won't make it home in your backpack, the town's hallmark cane-woven rocking chairs can be disassembled an…
Market in Masaya

Mercado Municipal Ernesto Fernández

This is the 'regular' marketplace – i.e. not the Mercado de Artesanías, which brings many travelers to town – though the mercado municipal also has a small section dedicated to artisanal goods. Colorful and chaotic,…