Chuck and I headed out in Puff-Puff for Loja this morning. We have gone to or through Loja several times over the last couple of years hoping to find the ceramic showroom open. The ceramic showroom is located at the University Technica Particular. The students make the ceramics and pottery. We have bought from them in the past and love their work, but we have had bad luck in buying more. Each time we go to Loja the showroom has been closed for remodeling. Well, my friends, it is remodeled and open to the public again.
Here is Chuck entering the new showroom.
They have two products: clay pottery and ceramic dishes.
The clay pottery is called Nakanchik which translates to Ours.
Here is a picture of a small sample of the wide variety of pottery available.
Their ceramics are called YAPACUNCHI which means Give something more.
I had my trusty camera ready but after a few shots the battery died! But here are some of their patterns.
I love the bright bold colors they use.
They had some beautiful ceramic figurines of women from Saraguro. They are spinning wool. Notice the beads at their neck....they are real beads.
We decided on some dishes to go in our short term rental condo. Since most of our renters will be visitors from the U.S. or Canada, I think they will enjoy the choice we made. It is quite a cute Ecuadorian sierra pattern. Three women sitting in the Andes mountains. Take a look.
Fun dishes for our renters to enjoy!
At this moment I have my camera battery recharging. We plan to stop in Saraguro tomorrow on the way back to Cuenca. I hope to get a few pictures there to share with you next time.
Happy weekend nos amigos.
Nancy and Chuck