We work with several Ecuadorian ceramists to offer a wide range of ceramics, from strictly decorative pieces to everyday utilitarian ceramics. Most noticeably, we have been working with the women from the Canelo Quichua community in the Ecuadorian Amazon to produce and preserve their craft from generation to generation.
Eduardo Segovia is one of the most recognized Ecuadorian ceramists. He produces some of the most colorful and intricate decorative pieces available. Throughout the years, we have had the privilege of displaying his masterpieces in our gallery.
Miguel Illescas, the great self-trained artist and nature-lover, uses recycled scrap metal to create his pieces. Colorful and many times surreal, he is most well-known for his "Galapagos Collection," where he sculpts some of the island's most iconic animals.
Joaquin Tinta is known for his creative brilliance in the art of silver sculptures. Having worked alongside one of Ecuador's most recognizable painters, Oswaldo Guayasamin, Tinta's work has been a staple of many Ecuadorian homes for many years.
Peruvian retablos are considered the best in the world. We have the privilege of working with the same family for three generations. These scenes or pictures contained within a wooden box are crafted from a mixture of potato starch and plaster. Each piece is hand molded, painted, and then carefully placed in the box to recreate a scene from daily life.
Baskets and Masks
The Wounaan and Embera indigenous women of the Darien rainforest in Panama make these beautiful masks and baskets. All are hand-woven using natural fibers, which are dyed using herbal extracts. Considered some of the finest and most labor-intensive handmade baskets in the world, they have gathered a niche following for collectors and enthusiasts alike.