Medium: CLAY ARTIST – Hand-built Stoneware Vessels
Alexis began working in clay over 20 years ago in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is the second largest art market in the United States. Representation in fine-art galleries in Santa Fe established the the value of her clay pieces in the commercial art market. Her gallery representation extended to galleries in several states in the US. Alexis also taught hand-building classes to both children and adults, and was the founder and president of the Santa Fe Clay Guild from 2000-2004.
In 2014 Alexis retired from a full-time career in marketing and moved to Tavira to be near family. Clay work is an integral part of her creative life and will continue to be so.
“Hand-built stoneware vessels which evoke an ancient, anthropological and ritual ancestry.” *
Alexis builds high-fired clay vessels using clay bodies heavy with grog, which are textured on the surface and stained with pigments and oxides to enhance the natural clay. Her work has sold to buyers and collectors in the USA, Europe and Asia.
*Quote is from a review in The Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico, USA
Alexis’ currently has a few of her pieces at a new gallery in Tavira for local ceramic artists called Baú de Barro, Rua Dr. José Pires Padinha, 80 – across from the Old Mercado along the river. Telephone (+351) 967 456 046
You can view her Facebook page for more images of her sold work and find works still available for sale. She does not do commission pieces.
Phone: (+351) 966 604 426
Facebook Page: Zia Tavira Clay Works and Design Studio
You can view more of her work via her gallery here. Click on any of the images to start the slideshow.