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Ceramicas Seminario

Berriozabal 405, Urubamba, Peru
51 84 201086
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Ranked #4 of 8 attractions in Urubamba
Type: Shops
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This studio presents the work of Pablo Seminario. First one gets a tour of the workshop and techniques utilized. Then go to the showroom and view the items for sale. We did buy.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Our guide knows the artist/owners of Seminario and we were able to spend an hour with them in their studio before we left for Machu Picchu. His work is beautiful, a modern interpretation of ancient Peruvian style. He and his wife design most of the items which are for sale in their studio store, actual production work is done by... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We enjoyed a visit to Ceramicas Seminario as part of a tour heading to Machu Pichu. What a wonderful discovery and beautiful grounds. The workers painting ceramics were very proud of their work and Pablo and his wife are warm, welcoming artists. We missed the video, but enjoyed our tour and took the opportunity to buy as many pieces of... More

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Mukwonago, WI
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

A very interesting local industry in Urubamba. We saw a short video on the history of the studio and how the ceramics were molded, painted & fired. The shop is small, but interesting. The founder, Pablo Seminario, gave a short talk about his involvement at the studio. Some of his art has been shown in some of the leading Art... More

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Melbourne, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We were so lucky to hear about the Seminario when we staying in the Sacred Valley. We had a tour of the workshop and watched a video on how it all started with the artist Pablo Seminario and his wife.You can see how all the pieces are individually made and hand painted. We bought some lovely ceramics which were wrapped... More

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Clearmont, Missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

What fun and the famous ceramicist welcomed us into his office for a brief explanation of his work. The grounds were most inviting. A quick tour through production area was most interesting. The shop offerings were most interesting. Purchases were well wrapped with a thought to extended travel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We wanted to check local craftworks and were very fortunate to find Seminario. It's not a store, it's a huge state where you have to ring a bell to access. You are then invited to watch a 7 minute video about their work, origins and philosophy. The state is composed of a nice "oficina" (shop), some studios for painting and... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We visited this wonderful shop two years ago and were delighted with the master craftsmanship we found. And yes we went home with some beautiful handmade pottery. I would definitely recommend this stop if you are into ceramics.

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The tour of Seminario was fantastic. The artist's studio is more like a compound, it is quite large with many different areas. They also have some animals in the compound which are fun to see. The men produce the pottery and the women paint the pottery. All the employees have been personally trained by Pablo Seminario and his wife Marilú... More

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Despite having no particular interest or knowledge of ceramics, I really enjoyed our tour of the Seminario workshop. On arrival we were shown a short video, before being guided around the various stages of the manufacturing process, culminating in a meeting with the chief artist himself, who was very charming and spoke excellent English. Finally we were delivered to the... More

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