The Art of Handbuilt
Valéria’s art is all carefully hand-built and fired in her own kilns. Her work is strongly influenced by her origins in Brazil and is frequently based on natural and organic forms and geometric shapes. Her process explores the relationship between sculpture, architecture and surface. Repeated sequences can frequently be found in her works juxtaposed with idiosyncratic hand made parts. Much of her recent works have been made from porcelain rather than stoneware which Valéria manipulates to appear defiantly weightless.