Lilia Venier Gallery
Ceramics and Pottery
A Biographical Profile
I started to work with clay nineteen years ago, and it has been the most wonderful experience of my life. I was born and grew up in Mexico, but I have been living in the United States for the last twenty-three years. I earned my certificate in International Business at Glendale College in California. This certificate is related to the Business Administration degree I earned in Mexico. During the summer of 1998, I took a design class, just to see if I had any talent in this area. I found the class to be exciting. Seeing my new-found passion, my teacher encouraged me to take more art classes; I chose ceramics.
Ceramics has given me the opportunity to express my ideas and creativity in a different way. Color and texture were a part of my everyday experiences growing up; this background is reflected in my work. Being surrounded by folk art inspired me to convey a story through my pieces in a contemporary way. Every creation represents things that are important to me such as family, friends, nature and traveling. Using the skills of throwing, hand building, carving and painting, I achieve my vibrant and whimsical designs. My pieces are one of a kind. They bring happiness and a sense of wonder to any home or business. My ceramic art is a must for any avid art collector.
I started to learn about pottery as a hobby, but today it is the way that I express myself to the world. Many of my pieces are in galleries and private collections in the United States, Canada, Germany, England, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. In addition, I enjoy participating in various Southern California art festivals which allows me to connect personally with ceramic art lovers.
I currently teach at the Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre.
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