Elsa Valinas is a Mexican multidisciplinary artist, trained as industrial and interior designer. She is willing to share a piece of her colourful and chaotic culture through her designs. She considers herself very fortunate to come from a country full of contrasts, ancestral traditions and a fantastic mix of pre-Hispanic and modern elements that influence her creative process.
Design is an essential part of her, and one of her favourite materials to work with is clay. Clay’s willingness to be transformed makes it a perfect medium to express the way she perceives the world. Clay is her everyday reminder to live creatively.
She considers Canada and Mexico her home, graduated from NBCCD in New Brunswick, she moved to PEI to gain all the experience she needed in production pottery. With her brand Clay Corazon (Heart), she is finally persueing her dream of emotively create soulful ceramic companions that remind us to live fully in the present.