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Meet Geovanna Vertino

Today we’d like to introduce you to Geovanna Vertino.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’ve been very creative since my early childhood. I remember building small furniture with cardboard and modeling clay for my Polly Pocket dolls.

I envisioned having my own business and developing my own products, during college I focused my major in Industrial Design and during those four years I was introduced to a lot of different materials, processes, techniques and fell deeply in love with one in particular — Ceramics. I was so excited when I discovered this material that I even started taking extracurricular classes during the weekends to keep learning about the wonderful world of clay. After completing my Industrial Design degree in Guadalajara, Mexico, I moved to my birthplace in San Diego, California.

The idea of having my own brand was always there, but first, I wanted to learn more about different disciplines, especially Product Photography. That’s when I started working at a studio (and I discovered my second passion – Photography).

Please tell us about your art.
I have two brands: Juanas and Coquettery Photography.
In Juanas, I design and create ceramic products currently focusing on jewelry, all the details are handcrafted, and I like to experiment to get different textures & finishes. My inspiration comes from nature, paintings, and the dreams I’ve had.

For my other brand, Coquettery Photography, I love evoking emotion and playing with natural lighting while analyzing the background elements that blend a unique, harmonic, and creative composition. I work on all types of sessions from maternity, newborns, and families to product and architectural shots.

We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
My best advice would be to start collaborating with people around you, spread your passion to relatives, friends, most of the time people will be moved by your work & will like to connect or learn, they can also help you find people in the same media, keep learning and participating in different workshops, look for communities and groups.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My Ceramic work is currently available online on my Etsy Shop & coming soon in Barrio Logan!, Instagram, and Facebook. If interested in any of my pieces, they can send me a DM in any of my social media accounts or an email at juanasceramics@gmail.com.

My Photography work can be found on my website, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest. For session inquiries and collaborations, they can send me an email at coquetterphotography.com or DM on Instagram.

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