I’m a ceramicist working with crystalline glazes on porcelain and a painter working with acrylic and oil/cold wax and gold leaf.

♦️Please come visit my studio 203 at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Alexandria, VA 22314. Or make an appointment at CONTACT. The studio doors will be closed to the public during your appointment.

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©Yoshiko Ratliff
CRYSTALLINE VESSEL, porcelain

©Yoshiko Ratliff
AGROUND, acrylic on canvas, 24″X24″
©Yoshiko Ratliff
TULIPS II, acrylic on canvas, 24″x24″
©Yoshiko Ratliff
DUENDE, oil/cold wax on wood cradled panel, 30″x60″, diptych
“Duende” in Spain refers to a mysterious and intractable attraction to both life and death. In flamenco dancing, “duende” is the dancer’s struggle to transcend limitations to express the joy and magical spirit of life in the midst of sadness and death.