wk 15 – Artist Conversation – Ariel Maldonado

Artist: Ariel Maldonado
Exhibition: Cermanics
Media: Ceramic
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery East
Website: N/A
Instagram: ariel__maldonado

Ariel Maldonado is a fourth year at CSULB and is in a Ceramic program here on campus. Maldonado became interested in ceramic when she took a class in high school. She really loved molding her hands. Ariel spends a lot of time at school giving her little to no time to have hobbies. Ariel does other art but she prefers 3D over 2D. She enjoys sculpting, welding and wood art.

The gallery was filled with many ceramic pieces. There was little and large pieces of ceramic,there was cups, bowls, plates and many pots with succulents. Ariel ised brown, blue and green color throughout her exhibit. Ariel loves clay and she loves creating art. Ariel says her succulents were selling out faster than her other pieces.

The reason why I was so interested in this exhibit was the simple fact that it reminded me of my tia who would make ceramic things like mug and and other clay sculpture. My tia does a lot of hand work that can be seen as art so I felt like it was seeing my tia working when i was little.

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