Valerie Dearing is a NH-based ceramicist and mixed-media artist.
Valerie studied at the School of American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, and the University of Michigan School of Art. For over 40 years, she taught at several university art departments, public and private elementary/middle school art departments in Maryland, schools in Mexico, India, the Omega Institute of Holistic Studies in New York, and several retreat centers in Central America.
“My work in ceramic sculpture is connected to my interest in the energies of the natural world and universes in space. I am attuned to the vibrations of bodies of water, rocks, trees, changes and shifting of land as earthquakes & volcanoes, the sun, moon & stars. I can form & fire clay just as the earth changes her form. This is my art”