Dominique Gonzaga was born and raised in Mexico, she grew up seeing earthenware in Aztec souvenirs, toys, houses, and more. As a kid, she took plastic arts and did crafts at home with her family during summer time. At the age of 17, she moved to Vancouver and went into a bachelors in Product Design at Wilson School of Design, KPU. Her interest in craftsmanship led her to ceramics as an elective class, in which she found the freedom to express herself and create anything from clay which leaded her to pursue a major in Ceramics.
The industrial revolution changed the planet, mass-production consequences weren’t thought through and nowadays we live with contamination, flora and fauna extinction, economic imbalances and global warming. These problems inspired me to spread the world, not only by bringing the problem across but how I can make it interactive, striking, and directed with a positive message. Pottery is a great way to reach different people and audience. It is time to make people aware that they are the change and one day at the time can brighten up the future.
Student Award May 2019