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“Taller” means “working shop” in Castellano/Castilian. It is not from the English word "tall" (like how tall you are) but in various dialects/areas, and in laymen's "phonetics", taller can be pronounced: Ta-zhair, Ta-jair, or Ta-yair.

Taller80 creates unique, one-of-a-kind and custom pieces of artistic and useful decor and jewelry using metals, glass, wood, and combinations of the three. The pieces are almost always related to movement, sound and/or light. Some pieces are very happy either indoors or out. His latest sculptures all have names, based on real and memorable people in his life.

Camilo O'Kuinghttons, founder of Taller80 has been a sculptor of sorts since he was 5 years old. Now he is 80-something, hence "Taller80". 


He left Chile to visit the U.S. in 1974. Quickly falling in love with the country, he decided to emigrate, despite not knowing a word of English (including “sculptor”.) He simply knew he wanted to make “things” with his hands, some useful, some just because he thought they were nice and/or pretty.

After a long working life, he refocused himself and began doing what he loved to do during his “non-working” time: With his hands busy, his imagination soared! He effortlessly merged his technical knowledge and engineering education and experience with his creativity and love of making and creating things. Currently, he is fully immersed in this process and having the time of his 80-something-year life!

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