"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."
*Diana Fereira Ceramics is no longer in production.