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The Seminario Style was born in the ‘70s.

Style, in the artistic sense, is the collection of characteristics that define and make unique the artistic tendencies of a period, or the individual character with which a sculptor or a musician embodies his works. Each piece of art itself identifies both its author and his influence in his artistic medium.

When making pottery, for example, one can use an engobe or slip to create designs, one can create areas of positive and negative space by using smoke, one can pre-fire, polish, or glaze the ceramic piece; it can be made into a utilitarian object or an artistic object, it can be decorated with abstract colors or made into a piece of imagery, reinterpreting the iconography of one culture or another; a single life isn’t enough to experiment with all these variables.

An artist’s freedom to choose among these possibilities is how he determines his style.

Pablo met Marilú Behar in 1979 and they began to decorate ceramics with different motifs from Pre-Hispanic iconographies from across Peru, without prejudice or chauvinism, choosing images based purely on aesthetic sensibility. They don’t make exact reproductions and they freely use different colors in their works.

The isolation of the Sacred Valley of the Incas produced by the social convulsions of the time is another factor that contributed to the maturation of his style.

The social support that Seminario Ceramics brings to the town of Urubamba is invaluable; Pablo’s
tremendous success motivates local youth and gives them an example to follow, and it has placed
Urubamba on the world map of contemporary pottery styles.

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