Mirtha Aertker
Bryan, Texas


Studio Description
My art is a fusion of experiences from my travels abroad, and ongoing inspirations. I work primarily with ceramics and Raku firing. However, recently I have indulged in the versatility found in metal welding. I have a passion for pre-Columbian culture and other South American civilizations. Their designs often trickle into my pieces. I find assemblage sculpture and mixed media pieces to be the easiest form of expression for my ideas. I use the flexibility of clay, the strength of steel and luster of glass to create them. I hope my pieces arouse curiosity in those who view my work, and stir the imagination upon each visual inspection.