Meet the Artist
About This Artist
I am an artist with a passion for what I make. Wheel thrown and hand built sculptures and vessels made in clay. All with my own hands, one at a time. No molds, no production work. Just me…. working at something I love. Although I have never thought of myself as a storyteller I find myself expressing my dreams and celebrating my history not in words but with clay. This happens without conscious thought. As if the sculpture has a life of its own.
Q&A With This Artist
A: I have a clear vision of a finished piece before I start. With this idea in mind I immediately get started with a combination of wheel thrown pieces, coils and slabs. I alter by pinching, cutting and adding clay until my idea emerges. My pieces are decorated with colored slips and underglazes while still wet and then fired to 1830°. After adding pigmented washes and glazes my final firing to 2232° completes the process.
A: I have an obsession with clay. I love the feel of it, the look of it and most of all… the possibilities. Put that together with a childhood love of fantasy, a fascination with the human form and I get to spend my days working at something I love.
A: I was born in New York City and grew up in South Florida. Born of Cuban Spanish parents, Spanish is my 1st language. Over the course of my career in clay I have participated in over 300 juried exhibitions and accumulated over 200 awards and accolades. In 2009 I was juried into the National Association of Women Artist, the oldest fine art organization of women artist’s in the U.S.
A: I express the absurdity of life while drawing influence from unexpected sources like the lyrics of music and nursery rhymes.
A: Ceramic art can help us pass along our traditions and our history. Allowing people from different cultures to communicate their stories.
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