Dionisio Rojas Gutierrez has worked for many years - since the age of ten - as a ceramic artist, winning many art contests at local, state, and national levels.
The artistry of Dionisio Rojas Gutierrez has been featured in the Cincinnati Inquirer.
Dionisio Rojas Gutierrez is an artisan from the Andes mountains of southern Peru. He has worked since the age of ten with his cousins, who are also ceramics artists, and his aunt who had an art store in his hometown. Rojas sold his ceramic artwork locally as a teenager and won art contests at local, state, and national levels as his skills progressed. Alongside his lovely wife, he fully dedicates himself to his ceramic artwork, in particular churches, lamps, animals, and musicians.
He forms the vases on the potter's wheel, while figurines are shaped by hand or in a hand-made mold. The pieces are fired it at a temperature of 900º C (1,652º F). When they have cooled, Rojas paints the motifs and protects each piece with a coat of varnish.
The beauty of Senor Gutierrez' Nativity scene brought tears to my eyes when I first saw it! Its craftsmanship and quality exceeded my expectations. We will be proud to display it in our home for many years to come. Thank you, Senor Gutierrez!
- S. A., Missouri, U.S.A.
I am truly impressed with Dionisio Rojas Gutierrez’s ceramic artwork. For Christmas, I ordered my father one of Gutierrez’s nativity scenes. When the piece arrived, I knew I had made the right choice. It is folk art at its finest: Both well crafted and unusual. Gutierrez has combined religious imagery with a rustic flair in such a rare and marvelous way. Thank you for the lovely artwork!
- Elspeth W, Boulder, CO
Beautiful piece, artfully packaged. Will cherish for generations!
- beth b., Lexington, Kentucky, USA
I purchased one of your Nativity scenes for my wife and she is thrilled with it. Your work is very beautiful. Thank you.
- Fred A
Our brother in law was originally from Peru. This last Christmas we bought him one of Dionisio Gutierrez's nativity scenes. It arrived in wonderful condition and was perfectly beautiful. It came all wraped for Christmas. We all loved it and I will continue the "new" tradition each Christmes.
- Carole W, California, USA
It was delightful to find your Central Church nativity set to give as a wedding present! It's not only beautiful in a way that shows the warmth of the artist's soul, but will last their lifetimes, and remind them of me every Christmas. Thank you for such exquisite artistry!
- Mary Newcomer, San Diego, California, U.S.
I can't praise the work of Dionisio Rojas and Novica enough! The level of detail, superb quality, gorgeous art work, terrific prices, great packing/shipping, and excellent customer service is beyond compare. It is a pleasure to purchase from Novica and its skilled artisans. Thank you.
- Dawn Ralph, Philpot/KY/USA
I have had my ceramic Nativity scene for a year now. Everyone who sees it comments on how different it is. It stands out in my collection of Nativity scenes from around the world. God bless you.
- Ellen Schneider, Chicago IL 60652
Our nativity is beautiful!
Christmas time is a special time of year for me and my family. Ceramic nativity scene from master potter such as Mr.Rojas lifted our spirit in anticipation. Thank you very much
- Elizabeta, Slovenia, Europe
I ordered some very fragile clay Christmas figures from this artist. The detail was exquisite, as was the originality of design. They came amazingly well packaged and arrived in perfect condition. I will remember and bless this man every year as I expect to enjoy these pieces for many years to come!
- Natha, Scott, MS
Dionisio, The Central Church Nativity is beautiful. I have so many nativities and almost didn't buy it, but the picture was just so wonderful, I just had to have it. I am now so very glad I did. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with the world. You are a brilliant artist.
The Moche vases are beautiful. Thank you very much.
- Ronald K
I ordered the Warrior Vase and I was VERY, VERY pleased with the workmanship and detail of the painting and ceramic work. It is absolutley beautiful! I am going to PROUDLY display this Vase in my New Home! -Valerie, San Jose, CA
- Valerie M
I just received my Moche Vase and it's beautiful! The detail is exquisite. This is my second purchase from this artist and I am very happy with BOTH. It's just beautiful workmanship. I get so many compliments on my vases, I plan to visit the Novica website often to check on the latest from this artist. Valerie- San Jose, CA
- Valerie M