The Sacred Valley of the Incas, the principal path toward the citadel of Machu Picchu, has become the home of Cerámicas Seminario. In the 1980s, the studio began with just Pablo and Marilú. For 12 years, the two of them worked by themselves to prepare their materials, develop their tools, and sell their pieces on the streets and at art fairs in Cusco. They lived an isolated lifestyle because, in those times, the country was in a state of turmoil due to the ongoing terrorism. Toward the end of the 1990s, their work began to be recognized internationally, and their studio grew exponentially. This era generated what is now known as the Seminario style of ceramic art.
Inside the Cerámicas Seminario studio, you will find showrooms, classrooms, and a large, welcoming green space. All of our decorative and utility products are handmade by local workers who learned the Seminario style from Pablo and Marilú. The founding couple continues to make art pieces for our gallery..
The Seminario style is based on ancient Peruvian cultures, with a contemporary influence and its own creative expression.
A cozy patio with brilliant flowers welcomes visitors. Enter our gallery where you can watch a video on our history, and then tour the studio with a guide to learn about the different stages of ceramic making.