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Cooperativa San Expedito

Jinotega, Nicaragua
About Cooperativa San Expedito
The San Expedito Cooperative is a women's cooperative of artisans dedicated to making traditional pre-columbian Nicaraguan black pottery. Visitors to the factory see the traditional black pottery production process. We also offer extended tours of the process with hikes to local clay deposits, organized community projects, or preparation of local traditional foods.
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Marianne F wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia70 contributions8 helpful votes
We visited on recommendation of our accommodation host and received a friendly welcome from the two shops ( with workshops) we visited. The women here create beautiful pottery, everything from larger pieces to jewellery, in their traditional style. It's incredibly good value,
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Date of experience: February 2020
Bray_adventurer wrote a review Sep 2019
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions17 helpful votes
What a fun visit, I went with some friends and we had so much fun. The ladies here are so incredibly welcoming and took time to show us all of the processes involved in making the pottery. We even got to try it ourselves and at the end there is a little shop where they sell
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Date of experience: September 2019
Cari M wrote a review Dec 2018
Jinotega, Nicaragua81 contributions7 helpful votes
You pull up to Cerámica Negra and it looks like it’s an empty house, then all of a sudden 3 or 4 women come from who knows where and open up the store. Everything is handmade and beautiful. You won’t find 2 coffee cups that are the same. Very unique. There are big etched pots,
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Date of experience: November 2018
neseeker wrote a review Aug 2017
Long Beach, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
While doing volunteer work in Jinotega city, made a Saturday trip to this cooperative in village off the highway. There is a one room shop with variety of ceramica negra & for couple of dollars donation tour and explanation of process from digging the clay to polishing the fired
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Date of experience: March 2017
Kim30Chip wrote a review Jan 2017
Media, Pennsylvania131 contributions41 helpful votes
The women of the cooperative are very inviting, friendly and eager to share their craft. They only speak Spanish so be sure to have an interpreter. The prices at the gift shop were so reasonable that you will come away with many treasures. This is an amazing community that is
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Date of experience: January 2017