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Fernandez Gedion

Artist's Work

The Fat Musician

    Work introduction

    My passion for ceramics identifies me as part of this world, I organized an association of artisans called CIAP (Interregional Center of Artisans of Peru) positioning ceramics of Quinua in the world Fair Trade market to support many Peruvian pottery artisans with the purchase of equipments such as ovens, table lathes; and also help and train to many colleagues and develop them in the field of ceramics.

    It is very important for me as a potter to support in the exchange with national artists, for example, the collective exhibition "Manos Artesanas" where academic artists and popular artists worked together. I have worked in many regions of Peru, this helped a lot to improve their living conditions of artisan centers as well as internationally, I have been exchanging techniques with potters and artists from Brazil, France, England, Mexico, Cuba, Ecuador, and the USA. Currently, I teach ceramics to many children, youth and adults of limited economic resources in the Cultural Center of the District of Ate and especially with more emphasis on the youth and children of many schools in the area.

    From the construction of a work made of clay, then painted with natural pigments to be burned it gives me great joy since I feel that with my hands I can create and thus remember our cultures.

    My works have a meaning, each piece has a history and a part of my customs to be remembered in time. There is a phrase that is always present in my workshop Man and ceramics are so old and genuine that not even time can interrupt his art.

    Artist Biography


    Gedion Fernandez Nolasco is a self-taught artist, natural from a community called Moya, Quinua, Ayacucho - Peru.

    When he was a child, he dedicated himself to the art of ceramics. He learned ceramics from his grandfather when he was only 7 years old and was awarded a scholarship to the artisanal development center - CEDA, where he perfected many ceramics techniques, since that time he has held numerous solo exhibitions in Latin America, the United States, Italy and so on, he has participated in groups and other collective exhibitions in Peru and abroad, representing his country in contemporary art exhibitions such as:

    2015 Traditional art exhibition in the National Museum of the American Indian NMAI Washington DC. The USA.

    2014 MIRA Visual Arts Cultural Center Latin America Brasilia-Brazil.

    2011 Individual exhibition Barro y Fuego, ICPNA - Miraflores.

    2010 Exhibition Ayacucho art called Celebration of life, ICPNA - Miraflores Gallery, and

    1992 Individual exhibition at the Forum Gallery, Lima - Peru.

    His art has contributed and created interest in Peru helping to the strong identity of Quinua ceramics. He opens the meeting between Peruvian to international plastic and traditional artists.

    Gedion has created a unique format starting from the traditional Quinua pottery to a piece of humanized volume, especially the fat musicians made of clay, managing to stylize and position their style in Peruvian art and gain the respect of many Peruvian and foreign artists.

    Since 1987, Gedion has been teaching as a pottery teacher in different projects throughout Peru such as Ayacucho, Huaraz, Libertad - Trujillo, Chiclayo – Lambayeque and other Peruvian regions. Currently, he performs his teaching duties in the cultural center of Ate - Lima, forming children and young people with limited economic resources as future potters and thus supporting the intergenerational principle in Peruvian ceramics.