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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Kilometro 174 carretera a San Rafael del Norte | Las Curenas, Jinotega, Nicaragua
+505 8433 9132
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Kim30Chip
Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you find yourself in northern Nicaragua this little coop is well worth the trip. We live in Jinotega about 15 min from the coop and we take all of our family there now. The pottery is beautiful and very inexpensive. They make all kinds...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 28 July 2016

An impressive cooperativa of women producing black ceramics. During the visit we felt an open-minded, very friendly and professionel atmosphere. The ceramic work pursues an important local tradition of ceramic production and is part of an initiative to allow women to get their own income...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I visit every time I'm in Jinotega, and it's always a wonderful experience. The ladies do all the work themselves, starting with digging the clay, and they make beautiful pottery at a ridiculously low price. They are a little outside Jinotega, and the short drive...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Miriam H
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The women artisans at Las Curenas are without a doubt the most beautiful, welcoming women who want to share their craft with the world. They are so warm and inviting and love to teach about the entire process of making the black pottery. The women...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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