Path and Inspiration Ximena gained her degree in Product Design in Colombia and her style is the result of the mix of her cultural roots and her experiences living in Britain, as well as constant themes that appear through her work such as the joy and beauty of the relationships between people and nature, the power of the Feminine Divine and the importance of symbols, rituals and festivities.
In her own words "it is very important for me to create beautiful objects that people can use, enjoy and make them smile".
Process and Practice Ximena works on the potter's wheel. She decorates some of her work using sgraffito, underglazes and ceramic pencils. She also uses stoneware glazes and fires most of her pottery in an electric kiln. She also enjoys making decorative pieces using the raku technique. She used to live in North London but has been based in Forest Row, Sussex since 2011. Ximena also teaches at The Forest Row School of Ceramics and she is the current pottery and ceramics teacher at Michael Hall Steiner School.