VENANCIO GUTIERREZ

Over the past 8 years I have worked closely with Venancio Gutierrez. I have spend time with his family and I have watched his kids grow.  Venancio's mother, Dona Theresa still makes coiled urns and is the best cook in the pueblo when it comes to the traditional Nicaragua recipes. Venancio has always exhibited extreme attention to detail and quality in his work.  It has been over the past 18 months where his talent has fully developed into a complete expression of who he is as an artist, taking more risks, developing new concepts and blending designs.

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LUIS ENRIQUE GUTIERREZ

Luis Enrique Gutierrez was born in San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua June 21, 1983. Luis has had the unique benefit of both an ancient cultural heritage and generational family history of pottery making. Luis grew up watching his father Helio Gutierrez create a modern movement on top of the cultural pottery tradition of San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua. Helio has learned from pre-Columbian master Gregorio Bracamonte the traditional Nicoyan Indian pottery that Gregorio himself had recaptured.

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SANTIAGO GUTIERREZ

Santiago Gutierrez was born on 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 the village  pottery shops while still attending school. He would work until 2:00 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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Santiago Gutierrez