Pastora Munguia

If you want a uniquely handcrafted piece of pottery in San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua you go to Pastora. Extremely skilled at sculpting figures and slab built forms, Pastora is one of the most respected women in San Juan - a town of 5,600 with over 4,000 potters. Pastora and her husband Humberto balance their time managing a highly productive workshop, raising their five kids as well as a large brood of chickens.