Karla Rivera is a ceramic artist born and raised in Mexico City, where she obtained her Bachelors in Food Chemistry.
After some travelling she moved to Hamilton Ontario. At this point she started to listen to her artistic voice and got involved in the world of ceramics. In 2013 she enrolled in Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario in the Craft and Design – Ceramic program where she is currently in her final year.
As a sculptor I work to build a bridge between believes and experiences and thoughts, by the manipulation of clay. I explore, interpret and capture the different states of mind to which we are exposed in different stages of our life; Although sometimes we do not want to change, there are circumstances that call on us to do so.
Most of my work is made by throwing, this creates the first of many more marks. I cut and alter the forms, accumulating more marks, and more until multiple firings have the final say. I really like the marks that the whole process leaves behind, I feel that they intimately describe the experience of making.