While on a trip to Spain in the '80s, Delia's father bought her mother a Carrera ring. A delicate hand holds a marquise diamond between the index finger and thumb, as the hand drapes around the finger in the most delicate of ways. When she began work in the gem and jewelry trade with her father, years later, he gave her the ring and it became the spark to begin a life of artistic creation. That was in 1994.
In 2007 she began dabbling in metal clay and hasn't looked back since. Teaching her first class before she'd even become a certified artisan, it is her greatest joy. The spreading grin upon a students face and the delight in their voice as they brush their first piece still brings chills!
Delia has had her art published in the PMC Guild Annual and Holly Gage's The Art and Design of Metal Clay Jewelry calendar. Her work can also be found in a few select locations in the Los Angeles area.
This summer Delia began a full teaching schedule with classes at Otis College of Art and Design, Glendale Community College and Santa Monica College.
And you will often find her wear that Carrera.