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 customs. Quinua
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
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
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.