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A Village of Pottery
To learn more about San Juan de Oriente and its pottery-making tradition, purchase a copy of "A Village of Pottery". First published in 2012 this large-format book has been revised and contains more than 200 color pictures to tell the story of the village and it's ceramic art tradition.
Author, Bill Volkert, he has been visiting Nicaragua since 2002. During his travels he discovered for himself the pottery from San Juan de Oriente. His first souvenir pieces captured the interest of his friend Howie Zanto, who began to import the first large shipments of pottery from the area representing a wide range of local artists.
This book describes in detail the many steps involved in the pottery-making process, plus abundant pictures of the village, the styles of pottery, pottery making, and an introduction to many of the artists.
A portion of the profits from the sale of this book will be used to fund scholarships for the people of San Juan de Oriente to attend a series of classes at the Pottery School.