J Kay Aplin – Architectural Ceramics
Natalia Dias is a multi award-winning artist expressing the human condition through the medium of Clay.
“Her work revels in the rawness of life and feeling in a very dramatic way and always unafraid of its visceral reality. Dias was born in Portugal and her childhood was devoid of museums but steeped in religion. The church interior, for her, was the art gallery, and its sonorous forms, colours, and emotions exert a deep pull. But her work is far from sombre; although it is cast from dead things, hearts, husks and tongues for example, it seethes with life in the face of death, its exuberant colours and intricate organic forms rooted in the world of nature, the world we live in”.
Ceramic Review – Emma Maiden