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Bea Fiorito was born in Argentina and emigrated to the USA in 1963. Her mother, Elsa, did not speak any English and decided to take pottery classes at the college near their house. And so, the introduction to clay began. From a very early age, Bea was surrounded by painters, photographers, and ceramists. Art has been the common thread throughout her life, with photography and ceramics being the most common themes.
She currently lives on the west side of Houston with her husband, dogs, cats, birds, chickens, and a rescue horse named Clyde. With the newest addition of a raku kiln, ceramics has become a family affair. Her husband, Diego, and son in law, William, along with her daughter, Carla, all enjoy the experience and anticipation of a raku firing. Her latest source of inspiration is her 14 month old grandchild, Camila.