Marcelina grew up in Colombia and moved to Canada in 1999 to go to university, where she developed a keen interest in food issues. At the same time, her passion for clay was taking shape. Pottery seemed like a logical way to bring her interest in food and food issues to the table. So, after finishing a degree in science at Trent University, she decided to pursue pottery more seriously. In 2007 she completed a Ceramic Certificate at The Halliburton School of the Arts, and then she studied some more ceramics at Sheridan College.
She is now a full-time ceramics maker in her timber frame studio, on her farm in rural Ontario – near Owen Sound. She has a wood-fired soda kiln (named Pedro). The outer surface of her work is entirely the result of this firing process. And is a perfect compliment to her aesthetic aspiration of creating simple, functional objects. Objects that slip quietly into the dynamics of home-life.