Life is never boring when the everyday items in your life are a work of art. So enhance your home and personal style with these clever keepsake ideas created by Caribbean artists and artisans – each master of their craft.
Handcrafted and finished with an eye-catching verdigris patina, these mango leaf copper earrings are the creation of Trinidadian artist and jeweler Natasha Gill. His handcrafted pieces are in gold, silver, bronze and copper, and are often embellished with crystals and raw gemstones.
From Master Ceramist Homer Brown’s 3D Bump Head Vase Series comes the golden and green prickly head, handcrafted with Jamaican Blue Mountain terracotta clay and finished in rich, metallic colors. A bold woman with a “bumpy head” adorns one side, skillfully balanced by a cutout pattern on the other.
For an image of modern elegance with a distinct Old World aesthetic, the artisans at Crucian Gold designed the one-of-a-kind Artful Array Chaney Bracelet using historic porcelain shards in the shape of a Holy Coin. Cross, skillfully set in a rich 14 karat. gold.
The beautifully handcrafted Sea Fan Tray from the Wild Flamingo Ceramic line marries a marine life-inspired color palette with the intricacy of the texture of Inagua’s rich and diverse landscape, simultaneously paying homage to the national bird of the Bahamas .
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Raku artist Carla Templeton creates original Dark Delft Raku sea urchin bowls, all handcrafted in St. Maarten.
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