Vera loves to go sailing, yoga, work on her ceramics, cooking, writing and laughing with friends over a glass of wine at the beach.
Vera started in 1994 with ceramics at Ventura College in Ventura California. She followed Myra Toth classes and the following years 1995 she moved back to Europe. Vera had a ceramic studio in the Netherlands for 20 years and moved back to Ventura in 2013 to start a new studio. www.dutchess-ceramics.com. A passion for clay, lies within nature of the clay to unfold, guided by the maker, handmade ceramics slow's things down in this fast paced world, allowing yourself and the clay to express itself.
In 2008 she finished her Raja-Yoga-teacher degree in the Netherlands. Since 2012 she is a teacher Mindfulness and Yoga for Sailing Cruises in Turkey / Greece.
She is a social and responsible businesswoman. This in combination of her work and with her projects which she supports. She is a member of the VCPG Board, Director of Sales/workshops and teacher at the Ojai Pottery School in Ojai.
Since July 1st 2014, Dutchess Art pieces are for sale at the Ventura Potter's Guild Gallery, Ventura Harbor, 1583 Spinnaker Dr, Ste 105, Ventura. Since 2016 she is proud the be at OVA Gallery, Ojai Ave, Ojai, she is in the Gallery every Saturday 12-2 or every 3rd Friday for meet the Artist 5.30 till 7.30. Couple a times a year she will be also at the Organic Farmers Market In Ojai on holiday's Sunday's from 9am -1 pm
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