Stoneware Palo Santo Holder



Inspired by the coastal and ocean landscapes, this stoneware Palo Santo holder is an ode to Earth's most potent force. This piece features coral-like textures in a palette of colors that remind us of its coastal inspirations. A deep center cup is perfect for setting a stick of palo santo for smudging and can work great as a candle holder—a welcome addition to any sacred space. 

Created by the incredibly talented Nagib Zariquiey at Altamar Ceramic Studio in Barranco, Peru. Luna Sundara works closely alongside Peruvian artisans to create unique pottery pieces in various styles.



6in. x 6in. x 1.5in.

Altamar's stoneware products are dishwasher safe, but we highly recommend hand washing with warm soapy water and a nylon scrub brush to preserve the piece's original appearance. Citrus juices and citrus-based cleaners (including some dishwasher detergents) should not be used, as they can dull the exterior gloss of the piece.
Nagib Zariquiey

Artisan Profile

During his years as a graphic design student at PUCP (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru), Nagib chose to take a ceramic class as an elective, where he was able to learn the main sculptural techniques for modeling clay. At the same time, he studied at the Sonia Céspedes school, where he had a slightly more personal approach to this art. In his creative process, he sought to explore and manifest states of internal conflict, transformation, and the passage of time, through the juxtaposition of volcanic glazes, geological and organic textures, translucent glass, and pigmented slips.

“The sea is the closest we have been to another world.”

Barranco, Lima, Peru

Altamar Ceramic Studio is a ceramic and design workshop located in Barranco in Lima, Peru. Diana Morcos and Nagib Zariquiey have worked on individual and collaborative projects and exclusive tableware and accessories for five years. The studio was created in 2017 when the Mother and son duo decided to rent a small workshop to develop their personal projects and continue to explore ceramics and its processes.