A loan of $2,300 helped to invest in the purchase of larger amounts of iron sheets, as well as different fixtures and enamels to increase production.


Ismael's story

Ismael is an artisan who works under the artistic name of J. Blas and specializes in iron wall sculptures. He would like to invest in the purchase of larger amounts of iron sheets, as well as different fixtures and enamels in order to increase production.

Ismael has been selling through NOVICA since 2003. This is his story:

"I have always loved handicrafts. When I was 17, I started my own ceramic workshop, but I changed direction and began to work in wrought iron and blown glass. I experimented with sheets of iron to give my works more movement. We cut the metal sheets, hammer them into shape and weld them before treating to retard rust. Every piece created at my workshop goes hand in hand with originality, design and quality. We are always developing new designs and products."

"I thank you you for your interest in assisting us artisans, for our only desire is to work and provide for our families in a dignified manner. This interest-free microcredit means I can continue to develop those skills I inherited from my parents and grandparents, and use them in an art form that contributes to the embellishment of this wonderful world."

Use the link below to view Ismael's iron sculptures on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/artistdetail/index.cfm?faid=3675



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