San Juan De Oriente visit – Masaya Forum – TripAdvisor

Charlotte, North…
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San Juan De Oriente visit
We will be staying in Masaya during the 1st week of February. We would love to travel to San Juan De Oriente to see & purchase ceramics. I’m really impressed at how beautiful they are. My wife & I speak only very limited Spanish. Would we be foolish to hire a taxi & just wander through? Are there drivers who speak English that we could/should hire? Any tips & feedback would be appreciated.
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4. Re: San Juan De Oriente visit
Greetings jibe2015:

Your are absolutely right, the ceramic artists of San Juan de Oriente are excellent. If you do end up with just a random taxi, I would suggest going in off the highway at least a couple of blocks as it seems like the real schlocky stuff is right by the side of the road.

The gentleman I always visit is named Pedro Guerrero and he and his brother (who has another studio nearby) are the best IMO. I blogged about Pedro, including his location and photos here on my blog:

elportonverde.com/2012/…

Pedro’s place is across the street from the Centro de Salud in SJ de Oriente. He’s all about passing the traditions on and is working with INTUR on building a school for ceramics that will also host tourists where you can take classes, make your own pottery, and then go on to enjoy the rest of your vacation, picking up your fired and painted works to take with you on your way back home. Brilliant!

Cheers, Mike @ Farmstay El Porton Verde, Managua

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I’m always impressed with Pedro Guerrero’s artwork, and also as a human being. He’s now about 3/4ths of the way done with a great educational project that aims to maintain the traditions of the area and provide some great instruction to tourists and other visitors as well. Can’t say enough about how much I respect this gentleman.

Some of the excellent ceramics art found in the  pottery studio of Pedro Guerrero.

Some of the excellent ceramics art found in the pottery studio of Pedro Guerrero.

Hey reader, watcha think?

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