Torso azul
Date 2002
Dimensions 18"x 16"x 12"
Category Sculpture
Medium Ceramics, oxides, and glazes
Genre Contemporary
Period 21st Century
Collection * Title Translation:Blue torso

Susana Espinosa

"Torso azul *" (2002)



Ceramicist and draftswoman. Espinosa graduated in 1953 from the Academia de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires and worked in a ceramics factory until she opened her own studio in 1958. She lived and worked in Trinidad from 1961 to 1968, moving then to Puerto Rico, where she worked with Hal Lasky until she opened a studio with Bernardo Hogan and Isabel Rivera. Since 1989 she has belonged to the International Academy of Ceramics, and her work has won medals and honorable mentions at many international events. Since the seventies, she has received countless commissions for ceramic murals around the island, the best known of which is at the Bacardí distillery. In 1977, she joined the Manos group, and in 1980 she—along with Hogan, Toni Hambleton, and Jaime Suárez—founded Casa Candina, where she continued to work and teach classes in ceramics. In 2003, Espinosa was selected to produce her project Tower Mural for the Public Art Project of Puerto Rico. Her most personal work portrays quasi-mythological figures, produced with impeccable technique.