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Guillermo Cuellar

Guillermo Cuellar


I was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela in 1951 and studied ceramics at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa, where I fell in love with the potter’s wheel and the unpretentious beauty of old pots. After working as an environmentalist I returned to pottery in 1980. With the certainty of youth I embraced the notion that pursuing the life of an artist potter was possible and would lead to a better society.

In 1986 I set up a studio in the village of Turgua, an hour southeast of the capital city, Caracas,

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