My art work in ceramics is multifaceted. I am the combination of a ceramicist, potter, community arts organizer, arts educator and mother. My work is contained in many types of clays, and crosses many categories. I draw my ideas from how time, place and culture intersect with my Mexican/American, Laguna Pueblo and Santa Clara Pueblo background. It is many parts to the whole.
My ceramics is an extension of my life and my experiences. I create from who I am, where I am from and what I am interested in. I see my work in clay as an interwoven, life-long relationship.
Since my love for the medium is vast, I find it difficult to choose one clay or way of clay creating. I make large scale ceramic tile murals collaboratively with an organization that I co-lead and co-founded and with other organizations. I also create wheel thrown porcelain, functional work that incorporates carved design, photo transfers and underglaze design integrating who I am and where I come from. Both drive me to be better, more than just visually.
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of New Mexico