Vera started as a potter and evolved into a sculptor, first in clay, then in bronze, and now in silver. Trained as a musician, she came to the visual arts in her thirties, and has been working in clay and teaching sculpture and ceramics ever since. She discovered silver clay (PMC) ten years ago and saw it as a new challenge, as it demands a very different scale.
In method as well as in concept, her work is about motion. She literally throws a slab of clay in the air, controlling its shape and the direction of its landing. Its weight, density, and flight give it form. She will then adjust and assemble the resulting forms into abstract or figurative sculptures.
Her work has been shown extensively in museums, galleries, and stores throughout the country. She is currently working and teaching in Manhattan NYC.
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