Jesús Sanchez Avendaño: Born on August 24, 1969, high in the Andes Mountains at Quinoa, Ayacucho. Jesús began practicing the art of ceramics at the young age of 13. He continued his studies at the C.E.O, Centro de Educación Ocupacional in Ayacucho, where his father was a professor. Jesus has 2 beautiful daughters, Beatris, 19 and Michelle 14 and has been working with IAT for nearly 15 years. He was discovered by my daughter Alex while she was visiting Peru. Jesús creates many of the products in our Day of the Dead product line.
Dina Apaza Apaza: Born on July 10, 1984 near the shores of Lake Titicaca. Dina has her store since 2005 when she inherited it from her parents. Dina has two children and is currently expecting another child. She hopes that one day they will take over the business much like what she did. Dina has been working with IAT for 20 years and produces many items in our Llama, Alpaca & Vicuña product line.
Leonardo Quispe Mamani: Born on November 6, 1959 in Juliaca and has been married to his wife Alodia Velarde Flores for over 40 years. They moved to Arequipa, and have 2 sons; one a doctor and the other a lawyer. Starting their business in 1992 they are both so appreciative of what his business has been able to provide for his family. Working together for several years Leonardo and Alodia provide us with many of our Alpaca fur and replica products.
Josefina Roque Huacasi: Born
Claudio Jimenez Quizpe: Born on July 20, 1959 in the village of Allccamenca, Ayacucho. His first language is Quechua, the language of the Inca people. His father, Florentino Jimenez Tom