I collect pottery from around the world and I needed to get an anniversary gift, something unique. I found both and more at Bazaar de la Paz. They had pottery from places I've never seen available from other shops, places I'll probably never get to in my travels. The owner was extremely knowledgable. She let me know which items were functional and which were decorative, what parts of the countries they came from, techniques used, what things were made from, etc. There was no pressure to buy, which allowed me to take my time and look around. Something for everyone. MY HOLIDAY SHOPPING IS NEARLY COMPLETE! My nephew will get a kick out of the pop can lizard. Also, from what I understand, this shop operates for several good causes, benefitting people around the world as well as NYC schools. Can't beat that. I want to bring my wife on the next visit so she can look at the furniture. We both like one-of-a-kind and there were some nice cabinets and tables. Good prices, too.