QUINUA AYACUCHO POTTERY FROM PERU
de Armas is a place located in Peru where potters made
Quinua Ayacucho pottery.
Of all art forms in Peru, pottery lands at the top of
the list. You
will find a number of interesting techniques, shapes,
colors, and designs. However,
most of these are specific to the region within Peru in
which the pottery is made.
town of Quinua is most known for the talent of the potters.
They are famous for manufacturing pieces of pottery
known as “Quinua Ceramics”.
Each of these pieces is designed to display local
is just 23 miles from the capital city and is the site of
the Battle of Ayacucho where the country received its
independence when fighting against Spanish troops.
addition to Quinua Ayacucho pottery, this city is also
famous for the high quality of red and cream clay that is
used to make the pottery pieces.
Although the forms and techniques are simple, almost
child-like, the results are what amaze people.
Many of the pottery pieces are chapels, churches,
bulls, and houses. However,
it is also common to see figurines of peasant farmers,
neighbors busy gossiping, and religious themes.
you can purchase Quinua Ayacucho pottery from a number of
shops that specialize in these pieces or if you prefer,
directly from one of the artisans who will sign the piece
made. Of all
the pottery pieces, the chapel and churches are the most
popular. Typically, these ceramic pieces are used on mantles,
bookshelves, or tables.
Interestingly, the church pottery piece is used to
protect homes from evil spirits, which is why you see them
visiting Quinua, you can visit the Plaza area by climbing
the charming cobblestone walkway.
The buildings in this town are whitewashed and there
is even a quaint village church.
These pottery pieces are exported around the globe
because of the quality and whimsy of each piece.
In fact, the local people have become quite good at
marketing the products, getting word out about these
brightly colored pottery pieces.
However, today you will even find Quinua Ayacucho
pottery made in pastel colors, something unheard of years
ago. In fact,
original pieces were all earth tone.
you will find more and more modern pieces of pottery being
developed you can certainly still buy the traditional church
or other figurines. While there are many skilled artisans that make Quinua
Ayacucho pottery, one of the most famous artists is Mamerto
Sanchez. As you
walk along the main road, you will find a number stalls
where pieces are sold.