Naira

Born in 1966 in Armenia, Naira began painting as a teenager and studied at the University of Fine Arts and Theatre in Yerevan, the largest city and capital of Armenia, where she majored in industrial design. She immigrated to the US in 1991, where her artistic interests evolved into the throwing and hand-building of ceramics. Naira’s interest in ceramics was aided by the influence and critique of her husband Rafik, who studied fine arts and sculpture at the University level in Austria. Recently, Naira and Rafik have combined their talents in the studio attached to their southern California house to create ceramic tile wood tables, wall sculptures and functional pottery, all inspired by nature’s countless variations of shapes, colors, and plays of light. Their three young children, who happily make use of all of the varied materials and hands-on instructions available in mom and dad’s studio, visit them throughout the day.

Styles: 3-Dimensional Art

“Ceramic Sticks”

Ceramic

43" x 3" (freestanding)

$425 (each); $2,400 (set of 6)