The actual practice of making a work of art, the time spent modeling, building and reshaping a substance to my desires is what drives me rather than the final result. There is an immense satisfaction for me in the creation of something that didn’t exist prior to my efforts.

I tend towards two paths in art, one where I am creating objects with a narrative or sense of humor and the other where I focus more on spatial dynamics and form. To this end I tend to work with figurative themes both for the modeling process and the illustrative aspect they provide.

I am currently exploring the incorporation of mixed media to my ceramic work to explore textures and the interaction of materials.


-Britta Valles