I am a West Nyack, NY artist who specializes in the hand creation of functional and unique ceramics and other items for the home, garden and body. I combined my degree in Home Furnishings Marketing from F.I.T. with my trained (and self-taught) knowledge of ceramics from the Chelsea Ceramic Guild (NYC) and in 1997 created D'ALMA (meaning "from the soul" in Portuguese).
There are many influences that appeal to my sense of design, but I am most especially influenced by nature and my Portuguese heritage. Actual elements from nature will often appear in my work in order to create imprints and textures which result in pieces that are beautifully organic. I am interested in the natural patina that comes from age and nature, and enjoy paying homage to a vintage idea or image from my Portuguese heritage and reinventing it for our time.
The photography that I've chosen to shown has been an ongoing passion of mine, one that continually inspires me. The focus is on many of my interests - from travel to nature and beyond.
COLLECTIONS- Shop the collections on my website. Most pieces are made to order unless otherwise specified with IN STOCK quantities.
All handmade items are shipped and insured from New York within the continental U.S.A. via UPS Ground. Shipping costs are estimated based on weight and destination and can be quoted prior to shipping. Once your order has shipped, a tracking number can be provided to you.
MADE TO ORDER- A great deal of my business has been creating special pieces for clients both new and old. I welcome the opportunity to create something unique and special for you or to give as a gift. Please feel free to contact me to set up a design session.
Please allow 3-5 weeks for delivery on custom made orders.
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