Welcome to NOVICA's Vase Homepage! Artisans craft designs ranging from rustic ceramic vases to modern art glass vases.
Whether you wish to place wildflowers in your kitchen, or accent your window sills or coffee tables, you're sure to be delighted by these fantastic ceramic vases, crystal vases, blown glass vases and art glass vases.
"I am proud to say my work has been recognized here [Ghana] and abroad, including Italy and the United States."
"Matilda Elizabeth Amissah is my name, and I was born on January 1, 1956. I went to school in the Ashanti region and finished my elementary education in 1971. When I was at school, I learned the different techniques of basket weaving and in the afternoons, I would visit any of the many ceramists living in our village. I remember sitting next to them and watching them work. Eventually they began to show me how to work the ceramic. They taught me how to transform clay into a thing of beauty.
"A year after finishing elementary school my parents died. I went through a series of hardships that made it impossible for me to pursue my education. In 1988, I decided to leave my village and go to the city in search of work.
"In 1994 a national association of artisans was formed, and I joined as a member based on my basket weaving abilities. The association encouraged and guided me so that soon I started crafting items for the local market and trade fairs. I realized more and more people were asking for my work, which motivated me to design and create new product lines, apart from basket weaving. I took up ceramic work again, and practiced until I felt confident of the products I designed and created.
"I have my own workshop now, but when demand for my products increases, I have to enroll the help of several other ceramists and weavers. I am proud to say my work has been recognized here [Ghana] and abroad, including Italy and the United States. I have also participated in several fairs around the world including Germany and the United States.
"I feel very proud when I say that, even after losing my parents at a very young age and having a very limited education, I have managed to transform the pain into something that has made my life easier to live."
Golden topaz and fiery crimson surge upward from a crystalline base. Enveloped in crystal, the colors swirl in a vase of seductive beauty. Talented artisans craft it by hand of molten glass, employing glass blowing techniques brought to Brazil from the....read more
Enveloping the gracious curves of a ceramic vase, lilacs whisper of summer. Javier Servin completes the ginger jar with fresh green foliage and a cobalt blue rim. Known in Mexico as a tibor, the design was brought to Mexico from the Orient by....read more
An incredibly seductive design, this vase combines modernity with glass-blowing techniques brought to Brazil from Murano Island in Italy. Its captivating contours enclose yellow and crimson within midnight black.
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Every jewelry item comes with a free gift pouch, each with a unique regional twist.