Mauricio Guajardo Touché was born in 1959, in Monterrey, México, where he grew up and graduated as an Industrial and Systems Engineer, at UDEM.
After his studies, he worked as an engineer and manager in transnational companies such as Packard Electric and Motor Wheel (US) and Yazaki (from Japan) until 1997, when he decided to move on and start his own business as an Industrial Designer.
To accomplish his goal, he traveled to Spain to study Design and Production of Ceramic Objects and at his return to Mexico, he opened his own firm Terrassa in 1998.
By the year 2000 he had won several ceramic competitions that earned him an invitation to teach at the Tec de Monterrey to Industrial Design students. By 2002 he became a full time professor at the University where he worked until 2011 and where he was able to continue his specialization in ceramics.
Meanwhile, he also obtained a Masters of Fine Arts degree at the UANL in Education Through Arts
Mauricio Guajardo Touché has exhibited his work in different museums throughout México, like the Franz Mayer Museum in México City; the Museo Metropolitano, Museo de Historia Mexicana, Casa de la Cultura de Nuevo León and the Centro Cultural Plaza Fátima in his home town Monterrey; as well as in other exhibitions in cities like Guadalajara and Jalapa.
In 2008 he was invited to Judge the Second Bienal de Arte en Vidrio (Glass Art), at the Museo del Vidrio, and in 2009 he was invited to present his work in thermoformed porcelain, at the 2nd International Glass Congress at the Tec de Monterrey, Campus Toluca.
Currently he is working in independent ceramics investigaciones for new ceramic products, material mixtures and uses, like composite porcelain, silver jewelry and applications for the construcción industry, and was a part time Professor at the University of Monterrey UDEM , in the Industrial Design Department From January 2012 to May 2016.
In 2013 he won the second place in the Museo Franz Mayer Ceramics Biennial in Mexico City, in 2014 he won the first place in the University of Monterrey ‘Tu Legado’ sculpture competition, and in 2015 he won the first place in the Franz Mayer Museum Ceramics Biennial