Delora Bertsch was born deaf. Her family moved to Milan, Italy, and then moved all over the United States. Delora has had solo exhibits at galleries and museums with Woodbury Art Museum in Utah, Deaf International Art Exhibition in Illinois, Chicago, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Delora was known as a De’Via Deaf Artist with the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and she received Art Honorary presented by Councilwoman Janice Hahn, Los Angeles, California in 2009 for her volunteer art service.
Her travels have taken her to Austria, Belgium, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, France, Switzerland, and all over the U.S.
“Life is learning experience. Clay is the best teacher I know. It teaches me to be patience, honesty, integrity and it inspire me to do the best I can. We all learn compassion and composure. Being able to share what I can by guiding my students to find their own state of bliss is an amazing experience.” -Delora
Delora’s education includes UC Santa Barbara, Golden West College, and California State University of Long Beach.
She is now teaching ceramic workshops for adults and children.