Santiago Gutierrez

Zebulon, NC

Exhibiting Member Since 2016

Santiago Gutierrez comes from the indigenous pottery village of San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua.  At the age of four, 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. Not satisfied with the rustic cultural variety of pottery being produced in his village Santiago began to experiment with his own ideas and techniques.

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