Most people who have lived in Ecuador know about the beautiful artistic ceramic creations of the Vega family. Their gallery is well worth the visit even for those of us who have been around awhile. On a recent visit we were warmly greeted by the son, Juan, who shared some of the history and lore of his family and their art. There is a small museum with examples of ceramics made over the years by different members of the family and some drawings of Senor Vega’s early murals.
The showroom has an amazing array of artistic and utilitarian items with an array of dazzling colors. There are two windows that look over the workroom below where you can see pieces being created. I was thrilled to watch Senor Vega himself, who is in his 80s, supervising the early stages of creation of a huge ceramic mural with an Amazonian theme.
Later Senor Vega came up to the gallery and visited with us for a while. We ended our visit with the Vegas, father and son, posing with us to take a group selfie (which was my first.) Our visit with the Vegas was truly a memorable experience and we came away with treasures to share with family and friends.
The gallery is a short walk down the hill from the Turi church and viewing area overlooking the Cuenca.
Address: 201 Camino a Turi, Cuenca
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