Marcelina grew up in Colombia and moved to Canada in 1999 to go to university.

In school, she developed a keen interest in food issues.

At the same time, her passion for clay was taking shape. Pottery seemed to bring her interest in food and food issues to the table.

So, after finishing a degree in science at Trent University, she decided to pursue pottery more seriously.

In 2007 she completed a Ceramic Certificate at The Haliburton School of the Arts, and then she studied some more ceramics at Sheridan College.

Now she works as a full-time studio potter in her timber frame studio, on her farm in rural Ontario.

She also tries to spend free time with her husband, organic farmer Jason Hayes, and her beautiful dog, Kanuk.