Maria Diaz.

Maria Diaz wasn’t supposed to be working with clay. It was by chance that the 22-year-old sculptor was introduced to her passion at Bishop Anstey High School East, almost seven years ago. “I had already chosen to do my course in drawing and graphic design, but when I saw they were introducing clay in the other class I asked my teacher if I could do that instead, but she said it was too late to change,” she recalled.

Once she eventually got permission there was no turning back. “After I tried it that was it; it was love from then on.”

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