Association of Clay and Glass Artists

 

 

4th Clay & Glass Biennial – California, 2017

 

The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California is dedicated to establishing and maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and design in clay and glass. A primary goal of the ACGA is to provide opportunities for their members to exhibit and sell their work. The Association regularly presents museum and gallery exhibitions of clay and glass, and presents the Biennial Clay and Glass exhibition in July. This national juried competition and exhibition is being held at the Brea Art Gallery, Orange County, California, opening July 22, and running through September 15, 2017. Eighty artworks will be on display, 45 of which were selected by the juror. The invited artists include:  Susan Bloch, Maria DeCastro, Julia Feld, Bob Pool, Treg Silkwood and Candace Martin, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend.

 

Location –  Brea Art Gallery 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA 92821

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The following clay and glass artists are exhibiting at the Biennial –

 

 

 

Nathalie_Houghton-glass-sculpture - Preserved Sample: Layers of the Anthropocene

‘Preserved Sample: Layers of the Anthropocene’ –  Nathalie Houghton

 

 

 

A-Lack-Thereof-laminated-and-carved-glass sculpture Nathalie-Houghton

‘A Lack Thereof ‘  – laminated and carved glass sculpture  — Nathalie Houghton

 

 

Yumi Kiyose

 

Yumi Kiyose art incorporates, and often combines, clay, glass, and steel. Her art is an expression of energy, and utilizes form and movement derived from nature. She uses a combination of mixed colors, which emphasizes flow and produces harmony and rhythm, drawing the eye in, creating visual enchantment.

 

 

‘Summer Wave’ — ceramic plate – Yumi Kiyose

2016

 

 

Koi-in-a-pond-2016---Yumi Kiyose ceramic plate - pinks with rust red

‘Koi in a pond ‘–Yumi Kiyose

2016

 

Water - ceramic sculpture plate--Yumi Kiyose

‘Water’ – ceramic sculpture plate –Yumi Kiyose

2016

 

 

Yumi-Kiyose-ceramic-plate in blue and turquoise

Yumi Kiyose ceramic plate

 

\ Dancing-with-life-2016---Yumi-Kiyose sculpture

‘Dancing with life’ -2016—Yumi Kiyose

 

 

 

2016---Yumi-Kiyose-abstract ceramic-sculpture

 Yumi Kiyose abstract ceramic sculpture

 

Malcolm Nicoll 

 

“George Bernard Shaw famously said, “without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” There’s more to life than what we can sense on the physical plane. It’s my sincere wish to help you and I fulfill the need to reach other horizons; to experience and to feel that other realm of the spiritual via the creative process.Just like there is ultimately one God, I believe that there is ultimately one Art. My inspiration in creating art is not only to document my evolution as an artist but more importantly to attempt to make all aspects of life a work of art; to feel and activate our divine gift for creating and expanding beauty in an often times harsh and crude world. Not strictly in the virtual arts, but in all concepts and ideas.”

 

 

45 RPM DARK Handmade Glass Bowl Bullseye, Uroborus and Dichroic Glass

’45 RPM DARK ‘ Handmade Glass Bowl – Malcolm Nicoll

Bullseye, Uroborus and Dichroic Glass

 

 

45-RPM-Handmade-Glass-Bowl-Uroborus,-Bullseye-&-Dichroic-Glass-20inches---fused-glass

’45 RPM’ Handmade Glass Bowl – Malcolm Nicoll

Uroborus, Bullseye & Dichroic Glass 20inches – fused glass

 

 

lorren ashley lowrey.

Lorren Ashley Lowrey – ‘Wistar Rat’

 

Djinnaya Stroud

 

“As an artist, I am driven by the visual expression of non-verbal truth. I am fascinated with the magic-makers of our world, underground performers and creators of the spaces that give people a place to dream. I am inspired by all of those people who chase their improbable and wondrous dreams.”

 

My-life-is-an-embaressment-of-riches---Djinnaya-Stroud turqouise giraffe sculplture

‘My life is an embaressment of riches’ — Djinnaya Stroud

 

 

Djinnaya Stroud

 

 

Barbara-Vanderbeck-ceramic-hands

Barbara Vanderbeck

 

Beliz Iristay

 

Born in Izmir,Turkey, Beliz graduated from Dokuz Eylul Fine Art University with a focus on Turkish Ceramics Arts. She moved to both USA and Mexico in 2005. In her work, Beliz often uses the venerable traditions of her home country(s) and combines them with contemporary techniques.

 

Beliz Iristay in her ceramic studio

Beliz Iristay

 

 

Beliz Iristay ceramic sculptures

Beliz Iristay ceramic garden sculptures

San Diego Botanical Gardens

 

Jar flat lid banded blue_ Christopher Unger

Jar with flat lid — Christopher Unger

 

 

 

Bowl_set of 3_scratchy green_Christopher Unger

Set of 3 bowls – Inner green and sgraffito outer – Christopher Unger

 

 

 

Bowl tri banded blue Christopher Unger

Bowl tri banded, inner  blue  — Christopher Unger

 

 

Clay-Basket-«-Kathy Pallie

Clay Basket -«- Kathy Pallie

 

 

 

Orange brown Clay Basket -«- Kathy Pallie

Clay Basket -«- Kathy Pallie

 

 

Susan Bloch 

“The sparkle and radiance of life inspires me. Glass became my choice to express this when it introduced me to its magic long ago.”

 

 

Each and Every Person Matters---Susan Bloch

‘Each and Every Person Matters’ —Susan Bloch

 

 

Walll relief sculpture Susan Bloch

‘Perception’ – Susan Bloch

 

 

Four Faces---Susan Bloch - carved glass sculpture

‘Four Faces’ — Susan Bloch

 

 

Susan Bloch

 

 

Earth-Meets-Fire-Show-Carol-Zee---Clay

Carol Zee

 

 

Earth-Vessel-1---Pit-Fired-Clay---Tundra-of-Chugiak-Vicki Gunter

”Tundra of Chugiak’Vicki Gunter

Pit fired clay

 

 

Plate Tectonics 1 –  Vicki Gunter

 

 

Fay Miller

 

“Everyday I see things I want to recreate – leaves blowing in the wind, animal horns at the zoo, buildings rising in the city, political debates on television, seasons changing the landscape and people gathered in joyous celebration. I incorporate elements of whimsy wildness and intense color. The beauty, geometry and harshness of the natural world drive my creative process.”

 

 

Fay-Miller-glass-sculpture combined glass circles

Fay Miller glass sculpture

 

 

Hand Blown Glass Menorah by Fay Miller --- glass sculpture

Hand Blown Glass Menorah by Fay Miller

 

 

Fountain_tabletop Gerald-Arrington stone sculpture fountain

Fountain tabletop –  Gerald Arrington

 

 

Gerald Arrington-organic vase

Vase – Gerald Arrington

 

Gerald-Arrington-outdoor totem garden-fountain

Gerald Arrington

 

 

 

Globe vase, temmoku with white drip glaze - Bob Pool

Globe vase, temmoku with white drip glaze – Bob Pool

 

 

 

Bob-Pool-Mae-byong-vase,-red-gold-floral-pattern

Mae byong vase, red gold floral pattern – Bob Pool

 

 

 

Kimberly-Cook-ceramic-sculpture

‘Harbinger’ – Kimberly Cook ceramic sculpture

 

 

 

Ceramic sculpture growth II_iifire-Hsun-Yuan-Hsu

‘Growth II’ — Hsun Yuan Hsu – 2017

 Fire School: Academy of Art University, San Francisco

 

 

CEramic vessel Desert-Art-1-Patrick-Crabb

Raku bottle — Patrick Crabb

 

 

 

Patrick-Crabb-Shard-Vase-Series-

Patrick Crabb Shard Vase

 

 

Jo-Killen-ovoid-Raku-vessel in black and white

Jo Killen ovoid Raku vessel

 

 

Jo Killen - black, white, red ovoid Raku vessel

Jo Killen – black, white, red ovoid Raku vessel

 

 

Julia Feld

 

“In my work I combine an abstract curvilinear sculptural form with surreal narrative painting in order to create an illusion of dynamically changing reality. The illusion of a three-dimensional world formed by realistically rendered painting intermingles with the three-dimensionality of the object.”

 

as-in-a-dream-Ju;lia-Feld-ceramic storytelling

‘As in a dream’  — Julia Feld

 

 

 

Julia Feld-'Blooming Beauty teapot

Julia Feld  –  ‘Blooming Beauty’ teapot

 

 

 

Female Face motif teapot -- Julia Feld

Julia Feld sculptural ceramic teapot

 

 

The-Protector-teapot-Julia-Feld - tri legged teapot

‘The Protector’ teapot  — Julia Feld

 

 

 Julia Feld face shot

Julia Feld

 

Kala-Stein-two matching ceramic-mugs

Kala Stein – pair of ceramic mugs

 

 

Kazuki-Takizawa-glass artist

Kazuki Takizawa glass artist

 

 

Kazuki-Takizawa--glass-sculpture in blues and white

Kazuki Takizawa

 

 

Flames---Susan Stinsmuehlen Amend --Vetri Glass

‘Flames’ — Susan Stinsmuehlen Amend

Vetri Glass

 

 

Susan Stinsmuehlen Amend,- Common Vessels, Toilette

Susan Stinsmuehlen Amend,- Common Vessels, Toilette

 

Lee Middleman

 

“I throw classic forms and use surface textures to give them energy and vitality, resulting in art that is both pleasing and alive. I seek to create patterns and textures that emphasize the organic interplay between order and randomness as found in Nature.”

 

 

Lee-Middleman-ovoid ceramic-textured bottle

Lee Middleman ovoid ceramic bottle

 

 

 

Abora-Vase-Lee-Middleman olive green glaze

Abora Vase — Lee Middleman

 

 

Lee-Middleman-elegant ceramic-vase

Lee Middleman ceramic vase

 

Lucien Koonce

 

“I approach the composition of my work with spontaneity and immediacy, discovering the form during the process of making it. My alteration and manipulation of solid clay emphasizes the plasticity and gestural qualities of that material while achieving asymmetry. I seek to push the disorganization and the subsequent reorganization of the vessel from being a member of the “pot” realm to becoming an abstract object in the sculptural realm while retaining its function.”

 

 

Lucien-M.-Koonce-sushi-platter-organic textures

Lucien M. Koonce  —  sushi platter

 

 

Sake-cup_Guinomi---Lucien-M Koonce

Sake cup Guinomi — Lucien M Koonce

 

 

Lucien M Koonce

 

 

Lucien M Koonce footed ceramic tea cup

Lucien M Koonce footed tea cup

 

 

Maile-Iwanaga---Follow-the-White-Rabbit porcelain sculpture

Maile Iwanaga — ‘Follow the White Rabbit’ porcelain sculpture

 

 

Maile-Iwanaga---Ikebana-off-the-chain -- white porcelain sculpture

Maile Iwanaga — ‘Ikebana off the chain’

 

 

Mardi Wood

“Clay is my canvas”

“Although trained as a painter, I work with clay. I throw thin porcelain cups and bowls…often I draw into them… I like to work with clay slabs….I use ceramic pencil and crayon, metal oxide, engobe, my hands and wooden tools”

 

 

Mardi-Wood

‘Two Bulls’ slab teapot – Mardi Wood

 

 

arctic-shadow-cups-Mardi-Wood

Arctic shadow cups – Mardi Wood

 

 

tulip-bowl,-red-marks-Mardi-Wood

Tulip bowl, red marks – Mardi Wood

 

 

Mardi-Wood-in-studio making a teapot

Mardi Wood

 

 

Maria De Castro

 

“The fascination I have with the mystery of relics and ancient artifacts is inherent in many of the pieces I create”

 

 

Maria-De-Castro--Roadrunner outdoor sculpture

Maria De Castro — ‘Roadrunner’

 

 

 

Maria-De-Castro--gallery photo

Maria De Castro

 

 

 

Raven-sculpture-Maria De Castro

Raven – Maria De Castro

 

Mark-Hendrickson-lidded ceramic-jar

    Mark Hendrickson lidded ceramic jar

 

 

            Mark Hendrickson

 

Miriam-Loory-Krombach lidded carved surface jar

Miriam Loory Krombach

 

 

 

Natasha Dikareva

 

“In the realm of ceramics, anything is possible. The medium of clay allows any sort of form or figure to come to life. My work pushes the boundary between reality and imagination.”

 

 

Natasha Dikareva porcelain sculpture - Alice

‘Alice – Positive Anxiety’ — Natasha Dikareva

Escapists series 2015 – 20 17

 

morning_melts - Natasha-Dikareva ceramic figure in a bath

‘Morning Melts’ – Natasha Dikareva

Escapists series 2015 – 20 17

 

‘Sunset over Bay Bridge’  – Natasha Dikareva

Shell Dweller series 2010 -2012

 

 

Natasha Dikareva in gallery

Natasha Dikareva

 

Natasha-Dikareva

‘Message from the Cloud’ – Natasha Dikareva

2015-2017

 

 

Nathan-Ring-ceramic-tea-cup with lobster motif

Nathan Ring ceramic tea cup

 

 

Nathan-Rrng-ceramic-bottle octopus motif

Nathan Ring ceramic bottle

 

 

 

White Polar-Bear,Ceramic-Koi-Joy---etsy

Polar Bear Ceramic sculpture – Magie Smith Fleisher

Koi-Joy—etsy

 

 

Seal-Sculpture,-Porcelain-Seal Magie-Smith-Fleisher

Porcelain Seal – Magie Smith Fleisher

 

 

Rowan-Harrison--ceramic-pot

Rowan Harrison ceramic pot

 

 

Stephen Lashinski

 

“I have developed a process that goes agaisnt the conventional use of ceramic materials. I arrange ceramic materials, molds, temperature and firing process to assist me in creating each piece. Heat is the catylist that initiates chemical reactions to take place between the diverse ceramic materials which eventually reveals the ultimate characteristics of the elements in the composition. The results of my practice yield artifacts of my fascination with the an alchemical approach to working with ceramic materials. This process gives me the capability to create objects that appear not to have been made by the hands of an artist.”

 

Scholar-Rock-5-----2015---Stephen-Lashinski

‘Scholar Rock 5’ —– 2015—Stephen Lashinski

 

 

 

Scholar-Rock-9 sculpture - Stephen Lashinski

‘Scholar Rock 9’  – Stephen Lashinski

 

 

Scott Jennings

 

“I choose to make pottery because of the excitement and satisfaction that I get from discovering new forms. With each new series of work my intentions become clearer and the excitement grows.”

 

Scott-Jennings - porcelain-footed-bowl in blue and yellow

Scott Jennings – porcelain footed bowl

 

 

Scott Jennings

 

 

Scott-Jennings-porcelain-mug

Scott Jennings porcelain mug

 

Ceramic cat sculpture – Karen Van Galder

 

 

Seated Woman —  Karen Van Galder

 

 

Karen Van Galder man in prayer sculpture

The Wiseman – Karen Van Galder

 

Treg Silkwood and Candace Martin

 

“I am drawn to glass as a material for its properties of fragility and clarity, the way it captures and manipulates light, and its ability to metaphorically represent the line between the visible and invisible.” – Treg Silkwood

 

silkwood-glass-sculpture with etched pattern

 A shell sculpture combining Treg Silkwood’s glassblowing skills with Candace Martin’s muted colour palettes

 

 

Treg Silkwood and Candace Martin with glass pumpkin

Silkwood Glass

 

 

Silkwood-Treg_Driftwood-sculpture 2007

Treg Silkwood  ‘Driftwood’ glass sculpture

 

Siobhan Hughes

“I draw a lot of inspiration from deconstructionist traditions: Modern art movements of the first half of the 20th century. I find comfort in the clean linear applications of Calder, Stella, Mondrian, Wright. Modern, non-traditional, and classic quilting patterns. Native or “primitive” patterns in clay and tapestry. These all share a fascination with simplicity, beauty, and a deeply personal aesthetic. Like my work in glass, for each of these traditions, the media is constraining, or the artist chose strict constraints, but the goal is to piece together something genuine and engaging.”

 

siobhan-hughes-Springs-Song glass sculpture

Siobhan Hughes – ‘Springs Song’ glass sculpture

 

 

‘Three Sisters’ – Siobhan Hughes

 

 

Sea+Vessels-Siobhan-Hughes long necked glass sculpture vessel in turquoise and black

‘Sea Vessel’ – Siobhan Hughes

 

 

 

Smoky Moonlight hand painted glass panels--Paul Messink

‘Smoky Moonlight’ hand painted glass panels — Paul Messink

 

 

Trees-in-Twilight---Paul-Messink handpainted glass panel

‘Trees in Twilight’ — Paul Messink

 

 

 

Tali Grinshpan-Of Innocence and Experience glass sculpture

Tali Grinshpan – ‘Of Innocence and Experience’ glass sculpture

 

 

Ceramic White-Casserole-by-Jan-Schachter

White Casserole by Jan Schachter

 

 

Yumiko-Aso-ceramic-tea-set Bamboo style handles

Yumiko Aso ceramic tea set

 

 

 

 

 

 

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