Born in Brazil in 1962, Valeria initially graduated with a degree in Architecture in 1985 helping her to cement her interest in the fusion between urban landscapes and natural forms. She was introduced to clay a year later and became fascinated by its multiple possibilities for expression and the development of ideas.
Her inspiration is drawn mostly from the natural world and porcelain has the smoothness and the malleability that she needs to create new shapes, manipulating it to appear in some cases defiantly weightless. Her work is about repetitive sequencing with separate elements to form a cohesive sculptural group. She is principally interested in large-scale wall installation projects.
Valeria has exhibited widely around the world for over twenty years, including solo shows in the UK, USA, Brazil, the Netherlands.