Sculpture, weaving, fused glass, clay

Adriana Cobo-Frenkel

Growing up in Northern Chile, a land of desert and rocks, had a great impact on my life. I became fascinated with nature, the Pacific Ocean and the mountains. Primitive cultures and their expression in art had so much in common. There was a link among them: a love for the earth and the need of leaving  on the objects they created an artistic touch.

My art is also an expression of my training in the sciences. Nature has influenced the abstract, organic forms and smooth shapes that I have given to my designs and sculpture pieces.

Early in my work I chose clay and then marble as my media. Clay brought me peace and tranquility at a time when my four teenage daughters growing up challenged my life.  I started marble in 1987 a very challenging, nonetheless very rewarding material.

I started to take art courses in the 1970’s. My first course I took in SMU under one of the most creative and inspiring women I have ever known: Ann Mcgee Cooper. She gave me the confidence and encouragement I never had in High School. After many art courses some at Brookhaven College and others at UTD I went to Pietrasanta, Italy in 1987.

I was encouraged to go to Pietrasanta by another mentor who saw me burnishing (polishing with an agatha stone) the primitive clay pieces I was working at that time. He was Mel Fowler a marble sculptor who suggested that I could consider polishing marble after polishing clay.

3. Cobo-Frenkel Studio
3324 Camelot Drive
Sculpture, weaving, fused glass & clay

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