Cheryl Quintana


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Hood River
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Art Work Description

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Firing Methods
  • Electric
  • Mid-Range
Types of Clay Used
  • Stoneware
Forming Methods and Techniques
  • Hand Built
Forms Types
  • Figurative
Artwork Description
  • Non-Functional
  • Figurative
  • Sculpture
  • Simple
Artist Statement
“I evolved into a ceramic sculptor because I was captivated with the process of changing an inanimate 25 pound bag of clay into sculptures that come alive! Working with a limited set of tools, with drive, passion, and dedication, I strive to exude love, beauty, happiness, and life into each sculpture that I create. I’m realizing my enchanted world, one sculpture at a time. I hope the audience will see fascination in this world, it’s creatures, and animal inhabitants.”
Cheryl Quintana is a self-taught ceramic sculptor who lives and creates her works in the Pacific Northwest. A native of the midwest, her sculptures reflect a love of all things animal, including the occasional barnyard variety.
In her youth, Cheryl aspired to pursue an art degree and become an artist. In the end, her parents had their input and she attained a B.A. from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA, majoring in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration Management. This jump-started a 30 year career, allowing Cheryl to travel the world over, installing computer imaging systems for large multi-national corporations.
On January 3, 2017, Cheryl said “Goodbye!” to the corporate world, picked up a 25 pound bag of clay, and gleefully started teaching herself to sculpt. Never once regretting this decision, she now aspires to constantly evolve her sculptures and strives to reach her audience through her work.

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