I use traditional silversmithing techniques combined with clay hand-building to make my sculptures. The materiality of the pieces is important to me. I like the gem-like quality of the vitreous enamel pieces and the way that the polished and more opulent surfaces contrast and embellish the earthy texture of clay.

Nature is my chief inspiration. The stillness, the muted colors, the unique sculptural qualities of the plants and cacti, and all the singularly beautiful rocks of my birthplace, the Sonoran Desert, have lodged themselves in my brain and are ever present in my work. 

I like to think of the work that I create as a form of landscape, one in which the feeling of a place is distilled into a type of totem: an object of beauty, mystery and silent power.

contact: aqcatalina@gmail.com

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