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Handmade Ceramics in Cuenca Ecuador: Ceramic Art By Eduardo Vega

I love the work of Eduardo Vega.  He is a famous ceramic artist who lives and works in Cuenca. His shop is right next to his house in Turi, a tourist look-off location that overlooks the whole city of Cuenca.  It’s near the top of the hill, on the right-hand side going up.

You can park (or get a taxi to drop you off) at the top by the look-off point and walk back down the hill (about 2 minutes) and it will be the first house you come to on the left.He makes a wide range of beautiful and useful pieces. A visit to his shop is kind of like visiting an art gallery and shopping for home decor at the same time.

So even if you don’t end up buying anything (which is not very likely) you’ll be happy you made the trip.  You can even watch the work taking place from a glass viewing window that overlooks the process.

Entrance into the Eduardo Vega gallery from the main road in Turi.

View of Cuenca from Vega’s Gallery.

My mug and coaster from the Vega Gallery.

These are one of the most popular Ecuador souvenirs for foreign tourists.

Vegas work is very high quality.  I have a mug/coaster and a decorative wall platter (thanks mom!) that I’m very happy with.  I purchased some ceramic “look-a-like Vega” mugs, in Cuenca’s city center, which haven’t held up as well as his.  It’s worth it to pay a bit more for the real thing.

His work is inspired by the people, animals, and landscape of Ecuador.  You’ll see pieces with beautiful hummingbirds, animals of the Galapagos, beach and Andean inspired landscapes, fish, owls, and Ecuadorians in their traditional dress.

If you are just here on a visit, something from Vega’s shop would make a wonderful souvenir, they wrap it up ready for travel. 

Or if you live here, his work will add beauty and a little touch of culture to your home.  It’s also a great place to take visitors.


Wednesday 27th of May 2020

I have a couple of small blu/white fish pieces I can part with and am in US. If you are interested, email me and I'll send photos and price..not expensive but I ask you pay for the shipping. Thanks C

ana hoffman

Sunday 19th of March 2017

What is the address to his store I have one of his vases and want to see if he has a matching one.

F. Blake Wharton

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

My wife and I just returned from Ecuador. We had the opportunity to visit Eduardo Vega's shop. We purchased a few smaller items. I want to know if there is a way I can order items to be shipped here to the USA. Is there a specific site I can access to do this and will they ship to a location in the USA? Thanks... Blake


Thursday 16th of February 2017

Hi Blake I have some of his pieces, and am looking to sell a few, can you get in touch with me today, and i will send you email is thank you Sharon


Thursday 21st of January 2016

We took a cab up there today and were unable to find it. The only address we had or could find was via Turi 201. Camino a Turi. The cab drive drove up and down and we finally gave up. Is the studio actually in the town of Turi? Does anyone have a better address.

Glenn Gould

Friday 7th of August 2015

i have an opportunity to purchase a 3 tile, signed, and certified Vega piece. measures about 26 inches. what kind of value would a piece like this have?