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Artist Statement

I grew up in the Andes of Venezuela. The images and memories of coffee mills, intensely colored mountains, dramatic landscape, pre-Colombian art and architecture as well as contemporary design all combine to influence and inspire my work. By altering wheel-thrown porcelain and stoneware, my work fuses organic and geometrical forms, in which I express both the fluidity and abruptness of the shapes and lines in the landscapes and architecture that surround me. The colors of the Andes and Catalina Mountains also inspire my palette of glazes and engobes, which are achieved through high-firing in oxidation and reduction.