Esther Vogeli

Esther Vogeli graduated in Education Science in her native Switzerland. She has lived in Tuscany in the Elsa valley since 1985 and runs the craft workshop with her husband, Franco Balducci. Using slab and bas-relief techniques, she makes tiles depicting Tuscan landscapes and of abstract designs, drawing inspiration from the force of nature around her (woods, land and sea). She also hand-crafts charming little clay animals which enchant visitors with their original expressions.

In recent years she has trained as a professional counsellor, specialising in expressive counselling.