Chango lives and works in Caracas, Venezuela. She exhibits
and sells her work in local Art Galleries and in several American
Galleries. She participates in International Ceramic Competitions,
and local Exhibits and events. In October, she attended the Encuentro
Artesanal Andino (Arts & Crafts Andean Fair) in Bogota Colombia.
She is a professor of ceramics at Instituto
Universitario de Artes Visuales Armando Reveron.
Minerva works with wheel thrown or hand built, she makes reduction
firing stoneware, adding blushes of oxides to enhance the natural
colors. Her works are functional, but with a sculptural flavor,
ranging from bottles
teapots to pitchers
vessels and vases, but also her new Organic
Minerva says of her work: "My investigation proposes a fusion
between the utilitarian form and the purity of expression, which
can help others to understand how “a teapot can be a non-teapot”
or “a form can be a shadow” permitting a close relationship
with their personal experience and their subconscious images. We
all should be able to react to this proposal with no prejudice to
the object we see, and most of all to the object we make."
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