Fire Flow Cup, stoneware
Yessenia Gerace, Art Teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in the Consolidated School District of New Britain, CT. She holds a K-12 Art Education certification and a B.A. in Ceramics and Business Marketing from Central Connecticut State University. Yessenia has been working in ceramics for 15 years and has taught learners of all ages in numerous locations such as Wesleyan Potters, Kids Art space and Elmwood Community Center. Her work has been exhibited locally and throughout Connecticut. “My works portray the essence of transition and transformation in its many states. Much of my inspiration comes from the qualities we see in nature. I explore how spaces, planes, colors, and shapes balance and interact with one another to convey emotional experiences. Strength and fragility are physically and metaphorically represented as recurring themes in my work”. Gerace’s ceramics are currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.