"I was born in Ukraine, spent most of my childhood in Siberia, behind the lake Baikal. Greatly intrigued by math and physics, I pursued a Master's degree in mechanical engineering, from St.petersburg Marine Technical University in Russia. After working several years as an engineer, I moved to Budapest, Hungary, where I met my future husband and started a family. I was always interested in arts. Moving to a new country, embracing its culture and learning its language marked the drastic change in my professional life. While living in Budapest I worked as art books seller, an interpreter, a seamstress and finally as a marionette puppet maker in the National Puppet Theater. When my husband was accepted to the University of Miami's Ph.D program in Musicology my family moved to Miami, where I lived and worked since. Here in the States i got involved with ceramics and in 2005 graduated from Florida Atlantic University with M.F.A.. I currently work as an independent artist in the Bakehouse Art Complex and occasionally teach ceramics courses in local Universities: Florida Atlantic University, University of Miami and Miami International University of Art and Design.
I am forever captivated by the magic of porcelain: its beauty, pristine whiteness, serenity and its unique ability to become translucent, to filter and radiate light through its surface. As a clay artist I attribute at least three layers of meaning to the porcelain pieces I create. At the conceptual level they metaphoric vessels to receive, to hold and share light. At the level of artistic expression, they are objects embodying a sense of beauty, distilled in me through years of study and observation. At the level of everyday reality, they are simple and useful utensils, active assistants in our mundane existence."