SANTIAGO GUTIERREZ

Santiago Gutierrez was born May 14, 1984 in the indigenous pottery village of San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua.  At four years old Santiago would clean clay and hand it to his Grandmother while she would coil large clay ollas in the Nicoyan tradition of the village.

At 15 years old Santiago began to work in village pottery shops while still attending school.  He would work until 2 am demonstrating the dedication and work ethic that would later serve him in becoming one of the finest cultural potters in the world today.

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