Natalia N. Soto Sánchez grew up in the island of Puerto Rico. There she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Plastic Arts at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez where she trained in a variety of mediums such as drawing, printmaking, stained glass, wood carving and ceramics to name a few. Upon graduating she moved to Texas to pursue her Master’s degree in Fine Arts specializing in three dimensional studio art focusing on ceramics. In her work she likes to manipulate clay through hand building in a more sculptural way, portraying various sea life especially coral reefs. With what she has learned from working with diverse mediums Natalia likes to combine their different techniques and work those into her pieces which tend to have a lot of detailing with a combination of textures and movement.