Peruvian master ceramist
Antonio grew up admiring the work of master ceramists in his hometown of Quinua, near Ayacucho, and discovered his love for clay at a young age. Following his passion for art, he studied drawing and painting at the School of Fine Arts in the city of Ayacucho, Peru.
“I take great satisfaction in adding the finishing touches to my artwork and seeing the piece done.”
In 1999, seeking better opportunities for his family, with his wife and two small children, they moved to Lima where he established his workshop.
Antonio often participates in national art contests with his most original pieces. There he shines at doing what he loves: molding intricate sculptures and coloring them with natural clays and oxides.
As a self-taught ceramist, Antonio enjoys exploring new techniques while staying true to his roots. With a steady hand, Antonio is an expert at carving his luminaries.
"I like to create those minute details and for that I receive praise from the public"
For the future, with the help of his daughter who is now an architect, Antonio is planning to build a gallery and experiential tourist center in Quinua. He would like to return one day to his hometown and offer classes to share his art with those who may want to visit him.