Gustavo Pérez is born in Mexico City in 1950. He studied engineering for one year, mathematics for one year and 2 years of philosophy at the University of Mexico between 1968 and 1971. In 1971 he joined for two years la Escuela de Diseño y Artesanías - School of Design and Crafts, Mexico City, Ceramics Department (EDA). In 1980 he acquired a scholarship to study two years at the Saint Joost Academy in Breda, the Netherlands. From 1982 to 1983 he worked as guest in the workshop of Sint Paulus Abdij in Oosterhout, Noord Brabant (NL). Back in Mexico in 1992 he opened his own workshop in Zoncuantla, Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico. In 1997 he worked as artist in residence at the Institute of ceramic studies of Shigaraki, in Japan. From 2007 to 2010 he worked as guest artist at the manufactory of Sèvres in Paris, France. He has been invited on numerous occasions to teach courses and lectures in Europe, Mexico and South America. Since 1994 he is member of the International Academy of Ceramics and from 2006 he is part of the same Council. In 2011. In 2012 he received the Premio Nacional de Ceramica. His work is exhibited in Mexico. United States, Europe, Japan and Korea (tekst from macay.org).
Pictures: Gustavo Pérez, portrait (source Frank Lloyd Gallery); Gustavo Pérez, portrait (source Galerie Capazza); vase 1 (source Puls Ceramics); vase 2 (source Pinterest); vase 3 (source Galerie Besson); vase 4 (source Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce).