Stephanie Obando Montenegro

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve had a very special connection with the south region of Costa Rica, in fact, I lived there part of my childhood and even when I wasn’t living there, I usually I chose the beaches near Ballena as vacation destination during the summer holidays.

When I was twenty three I decided to embark myself upon my first project. It was an approximately eight month’s work to initiate Artifice. I changed the noisy San Jose to the tranquility and beauty of Uvita.

I’ve been asked why Artifice -The best answer is that behind of each design, each handicraft or each accessory there is an artist expressing himself- Basically, that artificer is the reason for creating Artifice, and now, after five years, it’s the reason for its existence and permanence.

I’m sure that every time you visit us and get any of our products like a wood bowl to have in your kitchen or a pair of earrings, you will remember those precious times in Costa Rica and the beautiful Uvita.


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Artifice exhibits over thirty artists’ work who show their creativity through original products, mostly handmade, with costarrican identity.

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