ABOUT

Dana Flores

Los Angeles-based Sculptural Artist 

Getting back to the core

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I'm a native Californian who started ceramic arts in 1993 at The Potters Studio. After a year I decided to travel through Central & South America where I was influenced by everything in nature and history such as the volcanos, jungles, Mayan temples with ancient carvings, and rough stoneware.

Even the dainty and delicate gifts that I found from nature on my travels like little rocks, shells, flowers, seed pods have stayed in my psyche and heart and are channeled in the creations of my work today. 

 

​My love of the desert and its silence inspired me to retreat to Joshua Tree, a place where I go for creative rejuvenation. The time spent out there the last few years has reawakened my passion for sculptural ceramics. The influence of being a Chef and raising three children for the last 18 years is instrumental in the detail, shape, and movement of my pieces today.  I am being brought back to my core when creating new & passionate works.

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My pieces are fluid yet rustic and raw in form.  Like a flower of giant petals from a petrified garden or Sea funnel. Each piece is one of a kind just like nature. Something you would like to take home with you to remember a point in your journey.