When Diana Kersey was a kid growing up in Lubbock, Texas, her parents let her dig a mud pit in their backyard. Thirteen inches down, she hit clay, and she’s been working with it ever since.
Kersey is a visual artist working exclusively in clay, from small studio pieces to large architectural installations. Her work has become instantly identifiable, due to the muscular, spontaneous qualities of the material enhances with her colorful, translucent glazes.
Her public works have been commissioned by the City of San Antonio, VIA Metropolitan Transit, The San Antonio River Authority, and the City of Harlingen. In 2020, she completed her largest private commission to date (over 650 square feet) for a new office tower in San Antonio, Texas.
Kersey earned an MFA in ceramics from Washington State University in 1997, and a BFA in drawing from Texas Tech University in 1994. She serves on the faculty at Northwest Vista College and owns and operates Kersey Ceramics LLC.
Local ceramics artist Diana Kersey infuses the vision of Brooks into her new art installation. The wall installation going up on the exterior wall of the new VIA Transit Center is much more than just a beautiful site to gaze upon while waiting for your bus to arrive. The ceramic flowers designed and created by Diana embedded into the brick wall communicate the cyclical nature of Brooks’ development and aims to excite others about the future of the growing community.