Born in Brazil Valeria graduated with a degree in Architecture cementing her interest in the fusion between urban landscapes and natural forms. She was introduced to clay a year later and became fascinated by its multiple possibilities for expression and the development of ideas.
Her inspiration is drawn mostly from the natural world and porcelain has the smoothness and the malleability that she needs to create new shapes, manipulating it to appear in some cases defiantly weightless. Her work is about repetitive sequencing with separate elements to form a cohesive sculptural group. She is principally interested in large-scale wall installation projects.
Her commissions include various private residences in the UK and abroad. Her corporate commissions include Tiffany & Co., Escada, Bucherer, Elemis, Wedgewood, Four Seasons Hotels, Spring Restaurant in Somerset House and Barts Hospital in London amongst others.