A hybrid of painting and sculpture is how Naira Barseghian’s artistic works can be described. Born in Armenia in 1966, Naira Barseghian began painting as a teenager. When she immigrated to the United States in 1991, Naira decided to pursue her love of art. Upon taking art classes at the Glendale Community College in California, Naira Barseghian developed a deep love for clay. Her work was so highly regarded; Naira was awarded “Artist of the Year.” Barseghian has served as a guest artist and studio designer at various workshops, schools, festivals and ceramic studios.