When you’re thinking Peruvian souvenirs, things like coffee, pisco, and alpaca scarves come to mind. But Peru
is also known for ceramics, particularly the marvelously aesthetic examples on offer at Seminario’s. Its founders have taken motifs from Peru’s past and made them their own, in a lovely blend of ancient and modern. Practical items like coffee mugs ensure presents go to good use, while other more unique and purely artistic pieces make you look at ceramics in a whole new way. Visits include a short video presentation on the studio’s history, a tour of the workshop and, sometimes, meeting the founders themselves. Warning: the on-site store will likely have you buying as much for yourself as others, but don’t worry– they ship everywhere.