Clay a happy medium

Cockburn Gazette - - GREAT OUTDOORS - Leah Roberts

CRE­AT­ING beau­ti­ful things is not just a job but a source of hap­pi­ness for ce­ramic artist Be­len Ber­ganza.

Ms Ber­ganza who will show­case her wares at the Made on the Left mar­kets said she be­gan her busi­ness af­ter she fin­ished uni­ver­sity.

“I al­ways wanted to be an artist, I was ac­tu­ally go­ing to go into restora­tion but my mum sug­gested I try ce­ram­ics,” she said.

“I tried it and I loved it. It’s much bet­ter than fix­ing other

peo­ple’s work. You can make any­thing from clay.”

The Fre­man­tle res­i­dent who now teaches said her in­spi­ra­tion comes from na­ture.

“Some­times you get in­spi­ra­tion from a client other times it’s from the pat­terns of na­ture,” she said.

“I hope to con­tinue teach­ing into the fu­ture, help­ing some­one to ex­press them­selves in art is an ab­so­lute plea­sure.”

Made on the Left mar­kets will be re­turn­ing to Fre­man­tle for the 10th year in a row.

Ms Ber­ganza who has been a stall owner will be re­turn­ing for the mar­kets this year.

The mar­kets fea­ture hand­made cloth­ing, mo­saic tiles, orig­i­nal can­vas prints and jew­ellery.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d484052

Ce­ramic artist Be­len Ber­ganza will be sell­ing her cre­ations at Made on the Left mar­kets.

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