DIANA FERREIRA 

"I have always been creative and preferred three-dimensional work to painting or drawing.  But for the first 20 years of my adult life, I worked in the medical field as a RN and a Medical Rep.  In 2006 I left that life behind when I started to melt glass rods at home.  I made little glass beads with it.  But soon that was not enough, and I enrolled in a metalwork course to craft the silver findings too. 

And then I rediscovered slip casting ceramics.  Initially, I combined glass and ceramics but soon started to cast just stoneware bowls and cups.  In that first year, I got my first bag of black clay and fell totally in love with it.

I learned how to cut my own plaster masters and soon began to cast my own molds.  I love the whole design process, knowing that the whole product is mine.  And I have started to make more complex molds that I can use in my studio.

Currently, I live in Cape Town, South Africa.  I share a studio with 3 other ceramic artists in Paarden Eiland, an industrial suburb just on the verge of the inner city."

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