Bolivian born, Australian potter, resident in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. In 1983, while living in Lima, Peru, I was strongly attracted to the pottery made by the different cultures Mochica, Chimu, Chancay, Inca, Tiawanaku, etc, and felt an urge to work with clay. It was not easy to find workshops, but once I touched clay, there was no going back. Upon my return to Melbourne, Australia, I continued learning as much as possible and the early 1990’s were spent in several Community Colleges, TAFE Colleges and finally graduating in 1996 with a B.A. Honours in Ceramic Design from Monash University, Melbourne, VIC. My last year at Monash University was spent researching for several months for a glaze that would suit the body of work I was developing . With a strong archaeological feeling, of ancient temples and weathered rocks. Once I found the right combinations, these glazes have become my trademark. My inspirations come from the depths of my memories, events that surrounded my childhood in the mining city of Oruro, Bolivia and the Maya, Inca, Tiawanaku and other cultures. I have participated in many group and solo exhibitions in several countries. My work has been acquired for many important Galleries and collections. I’m privileged to work in a clay studio everyday, to share my knowledge with other interested adults and children. This is my life. Clay is my love. This is my gift to the world.