At Ashpa Naira, the visitor discovers a unique Art Experience. A space where Art, Design and everyday life come together. Visitors encounter the beauty and functionality of art in a Home environment, filled with original art work from artists and artisans, where guests of the gallery can learn, explore and appreciate Art, and find that unique gift or add to their art collection.
Also, visitors can experience the feeling of a working Studio, with art pieces in progress, in textile and architectural ceramics, where the artist/ gallery owner creates original design floors, fireplaces and murals.
A house feels a home when the space
is brought to life with the personal expression of those who live in it.
At Ashpa Naira, with the combination of design, clay and glazes, one of a kind Architectural Ceramics and Handmade Art Tiles are handcrafted offering a unique look to reflect your personality.
Each tile is handcrafted and hand glazed to client's specifications, from our large selection of glazes. Our handmade Architectural Ceramics are custom design and manufactured specifically for your project.
Located in Vernon, BC,... ASHPA NAIRA has been working with architects and designers to create one of the kind tile installations since 1995.
Open from May 1st till October 15th - Friday to Sunday 10am - 6pm. - Any other day by appointment.
My name is Maria Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante, co-founder and owner of ASHPA NAIRA Gallery & Studio.
With a degree in Design and many years of experience in Textile and Ceramic Art in South America, I became interested in handmade tile and architectural ceramics, after arriving in Canada in 1989 and having the opportunity to learn more about the Arts and Crafts Movement in America and Europe.
Indeed the name ASHPA NAIRA is taken from the indigenous quechua language of the Incas and means "fired earth", which is exactly the process that transforms raw clay into ceramics.