Ceramic Churches from the Jim and Phoebe Sealy Collection

December 3, 2018 - tbd, 2019
Exhibit Description

These ceramic churches are from the small community of Quinua Ayacucho in Peru. Quinua Ayacucho is known for its pottery and the local artisans’ use of red and cream-colored clay. The churches in this exhibit are painted in a variety of colors and decorated with small figures that represent people of the community.  In Quinua Ayacucho, the ceramic churches are frequently attached to the roofs of houses. Traditionally, the ceramics of Quinua were used for everyday utilitarian ware, including plates, glasses and candelabras but today are mostly made for the tourist market.

Hall of Government,
700 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701

8am - 5pm
Monday - Friday

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