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Delora Bertsch was born profoundly deaf in Pasadena, California.

 

During her childhood, Her father moved her family of six around in United States and Europe for his work. She attended many private and non-mainstream public schools, and graduated at Miraleste High School in Palos Verdes, California.

 

Delora attended at University of California Santa Barbara majoring two studies in Creative Studies and Anthropology, and then transferred to Golden West College to complete her certificate in Graphic Design and Telecommunication. Worked for an independent graphic design company in Torrance, CA. for few years, and then decided to pursue to study further in Art Education teaching program at California State University of Long Beach in 1994. One spring semester, she took a ceramic course, and found very intriguing with huge aku kiln in the courtyard, immediately she was so inspired with a new found passion to use Raku firing for her pottery works. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art Education in 1998.


 

ABOUT

 
 

Delora Bertsch was also known as a De'VIA deaf artist which she uses formal art elements with the

intention of expressing innate cultural and her personal deaf experience. Delora has participated in numerous art

shows where her works have been exhibited in throughout California, Chicago, Louisana, New Orleans, and

Woodbury Museum in Utah.

 

Delora is currently teaching private ceramic and raku workshops with adults and children at the Angels Gate

Cultural Center since 2002 where her studio is.

 
 
 

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

 

Delora Bertsch was born profoundly deaf in Pasadena, California.

 

During her childhood, her father moved her family of six around in United States and Europe for his work. She attended private and mainstream public schools, and then graduated at Miraleste High School in Palos Verdes, California.

 

Delora attended at University of California Santa Barbara majoring two studies in Creative Studies and Anthropology, and then transferred to Golden West College to complete her certificate in Graphic Design and Telecommunication. Worked for an independent graphic design company in Torrance, CA. for few years, and then decided to pursue to study further in Art Education teaching program at California State University of Long Beach in 1994.  One spring semester, she took a ceramic course, and found very intriguing with huge Raku kiln in the courtyard, immediately she was so inspired with a new found passion to use Raku firing for her pottery works. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art Education in 1998.


Delora Bertsch was also known as a De'VIA deaf artist which she uses formal art elements with the intention of expressing innate cultural and her personal deaf experience.  She has participated in numerous art shows where her works have been exhibited in throughout California, Chicago, Louisiana, New Orleans, and Woodbury Museum in Utah.  In 2018, she was awarded to be part of the deaf artist residency at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota during the summer.

Delora is currently teaching private ceramic classes and raku workshop with adults and children at the Angels Gate Cultural Center where her studio is.

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