What clay body do you use?
"I have experience with all of them: porcelain, stoneware, earthenware. Each of them has their own and unique characteristics. Each of them is a unique adventure and I love the exposure to new discoveries. Possibilities are endless and I want them all."
Primary forming method?
Primary firing temperature?
Favorite surface treatment?
"Pure clay body. Maybe some oxides added for altering the color or maybe something else, for a different texture, porosity, who knows…indeed, what I love is the own texture of the clay. Mother Nature needs no additives."
Describe your studio environment.
2013 Pit Firing
2014 Puzzle (cone 5)
2016 Serpentina (Low Fire)
How/Where do you market and sell your artwork?
2017 Empty Bowl
What sparks your creativity? What drives you to work with clay?
Did you come to ceramics from a different career? Tell us about your journey to a ceramics career.
2017 3-Foot Bowl
2018 4 Clay Body
How have you have taken your experience as a well-established maker in the field and passed that knowledge along to other artists?
"No, I’m still on my learning curve. I cannot get steady while there are so many other things and techniques to learn about. Every single day, the media brings all sort of inspiration from any corner of the world that I keep researching about and challenging myself with. Whatever I learn, I share on the very same way that my fellows have always shared with me. That’s one of the beauties of Glassell and this Houstonian community."
2017 Square Bottle
2017 Ring Plate
What’s the best advice you’ve been given by a fellow maker, mentor, or teacher?
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Bio:I am an engineer and an artist who enjoys the beauty of the fine arts as the perfect complement to my daily lifestyle. I formally started arts education when I took my first ceramic’s class in the “Museo de las Artes del Fuego” (Museum of Fired Arts) in Caracas, Venezuela, my hometown. After moving to Houston on 2007, I became a student of Glassell, always in the field of ceramics. I have now reached the advanced level and love to continue perfecting my techniques and learning from my peers. I love visiting museums all around the world and of course, living in Houston has been a perfect home to my artistic identity. All the artistic activity that sparks around here inspires me on a daily basis.