this vase is made in San Juan de Oriente, which is a village in Masaya, Nicaragua. The piece has eclectic appeal and will add artistic flair to any home. The clay is placed on a kick wheel to form the shape then painted using mineral oxides. In the next step the pieces are carved using homemade tools often made from the spokes of a bicycle wheel. Once the pieces are complete, the objects are baked in a wood-burning kiln made from adobe bricks and then polished.