Dora Siemel was born in Corumba, Matto Grosso, Brazil. All her pieces are hand built and the colors come from any combination of glazes, oxides, paints and waxes. Her work has been accepted at various juried shows including the Woodmere Art Museum Show and the Phillips Mills Art Show and has won numerous local awards. In addition to being a sculptor, Dora is a computer consultant, a martial artist and a yoga instructor. She is a published poet who sings, writes songs, and plays the guitar.