Victor discovered his talent for ceramics in 1981 when, as a teenager, he visited his parents’ hometown in Ayacucho. There, surrounded by artists, he naturally picked up the craft, experimenting with clay and taking advice from his aunts. It wasn’t until later that he learned his grandfather had been also a ceramist.
Back in Lima, he continued to develop his skill, but due to his young age exporters and buyers did not take him seriously. He struggled to sell his work and grew discouraged, leading him to decide to quit his craft. As a farewell impulse, he created a final 1.3 meter high sculpture, which caught the attention of a priest and opened new opportunities for him. Thanks to his talent, Victor was recruited to tutor in a church-funded workshop. For five years, he trained other ceramists while studying the bible. This helped him find a new passion for creating Nativities and devotional figures, saints, and virgins.
Thanks to a financial aid project from Italy, Victor was able to open his own workshop. In 1995, he entered his first contest, along with his younger brother Richard, and won first place. From there, he went on to win four contests in a row, which gained him national and international recognition.