Photo of the Week

Julio Ibarrola, a ceramicist renowned for his replicas of late Moche fineline ceramics like those excavated on site at San Jose De Moro, Peru, pulls a finished piece out of the kiln.

Julio and Eloy Uriarte, a blacksmith specializing in archaeological tools and implements, both direct the artisan workshop at San Jose De Moro.

Under Julio’s direction teenagers from the community have learned the tradition of creating the replicas of the Moche fine-line ceramics.   Once the students have reached a sufficient level of craftsman ship they go on to sell their display and sell their wares within the exhibition and store facilities. The teenagers receive 80% of the revenue earned on the sale of the items they have produced. They invest the remaining money in the project to pay for raw materials and facility maintenance.

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