Every exciting day creating in my workshop, Madrid SPAIN
Learning with Prof. ✝ Alberto Diaz de Cossio (right), Mexico City MEXICO
Learning traditional techniques in Java Island, INDONESIA
Learning with great masters in Tai O, Lantau Island HONG KONG
Learning with great masters in Nara, JAPAN

I have been really lucky to live around the world..

Because of that I have always thought that having lived in different countries and continents

has given me the opportunity to experience very distinct cultures

which have highly influenced my ability as an international artist.


As a Western artist I am the heir to a rich cultural tradition. Although this is a great value it is not enough to me. I feel an irresistable need to know further about other art movements all over the world. That feeling drove myself to live and travel throughout South Asia. It was just at that time when the ancient ceramic tradition developed in the Far Easter, caught all my being. I took advantage of that exciting time to learn deeply about those ancestral ceramic techniques from China to Japan. Time later, I moved my home-studio to Mexico where exploring those great pre-Columbian ceramic arts. I was lucky of meeting Professor ✝ Alberto Diaz de Cossio, one of the most important Master Ceramicist in Latin America. Along with him in his experimental ceramic workshop, I learned every single ceramic technique from traditional handcrafting techniques to chemistry

Every piece of knowlege I learned around the world put myseft in the doorway to the endless ceramic art. It was hard work of experimentation, with different mediums and techniques in order to reach in each and every piece a WORK OF ART. Since then, I have created a big deal of pieces, and I have not stopped to experiment with new clays and glazes in order to drive my work forward with new creative ways.

I really think that along with my innate talent hard work is the key to succeed. As an artist I have a simple and efective rule of thumb, If you want to become a great master, you have to create a lot works, as much as you can and even when you are tired of doing it, do not stop creating. I am not a great master yet, but every day I am closer to achieving it.

Art is not an ordinary work at all, art is a passion that affects every single time in my life..

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