My work expresses an image of the natural world transformed in clay and glaze to tangible sculpture that reflects my style and vision.
‘Art is not what you see, but what you make others see’ Edgar Degas
My creative life is a composite formed by the life I’ve lived with fragments of memories, excursions north colouring the visions I have for my work and plans for the future. The power of the human spirit is mirrored in my representation of the power of water, rocks and growth. Each new piece injects fuel into my creative life. The impetus to create art full time is my desire to make life precious for both myself and those who engage in my work.
Brenda Nieves is an artist in residence at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre. Trained as fashion designer, designing clothing for many years then as a Fashion Director, Real Estate developer.
Pottery Supply House Award – Toronto Potters Biennial 2016
Best in Show; Ceramics – Burlington All Guilds Show 2017
Best in Show; Ceramics – Burlington All Guilds Show 2018
Photography by Dale Roddick