Hello, my name is Gustavo Pérez and I am very interested to share with you my experience with clay. In my workshop I will be sharing several techniques that I have developed along the years, and perhaps more importantly, the way to use them in a creative way.
When you buy this workshop, you get:
- Watch my Online Workshop
- The workshop is around 1 hour 40 minutes long.
- Bonus Q&A
- Watch my bonus Live Q&A where I answered questions about my process face-to-face
- Lifetime Access to the Replays
- The workshop and the Q&A are recorded, and you will have lifetime access to it. You can watch it online, or download it to your device to watch offline at any time
About Gustavo Pérez
Ceramicist Gustavo Pérez is known for his smooth and elegant vessels, abstract and symmetrical in style, that trade colorful Mexican earthenware for sand-colored stoneware to achieve accurate incised lines and markings. After the clay is thrown and fired at high temperatures, Pérez either retains the classic vessel shape or carves it into various segments, emphasizing line and geometric detail, sometimes coating the earth-toned ceramic with a matte black glaze. His creations blend modernist sculpture with vases and vessels of ancient cultures. He utilizes innovative surface designs and lyricism of form, combining art and arithmetic into his own visual language.
After graduating from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, with a degree in engineering, mathematics, and philosophy, Pérez attended the School of Design and Craftsmanship, Mexico City. In 1980, he received a two-year grant to attend the St. Joost School of Fine Arts and Design in Breda, the Netherlands, and became a guest artist in the Sint Paulus Abdij workshop in Oosterhout. He was a resident artist at the Shigaraki Institute of Ceramic Studies, Japan; the International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary; and Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, France. His works have been exhibited at the Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City; the Xalapa Museum of Anthropology, Mexico; and the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco. Public collections include the Cultural Center of Contemporary Art, Mexico City; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany. Pérez currently resides at his studio near Xalpa, Veracruz.