Northern California Art By Fire

Members List

Terry Accomando
Mary Lou Anderson
Laddy Barnett
Sharon Bellomo
Barbara Bent
Sifu Berchtold
Sean Bill
Sharon Bloom
Lisa Bone
Biff Bourne
Gary & Glenda Burns
Connie Chadwick
Mary Classen
Marianne DeMartini
Chris Efstratis
Bruce Fairman
Sandy Feder
Michele Fisher
Ruth Fricker
Kristen Hoard
Cathryn Hudin
Robert Kahl
Sheri Kindsvater
Laura Kneppel
Ken Knowles
Penny Leff
Lorelee Love
Dania Lukey
Kanika Marshall
Gerilyn Maslowski
Jacqueline Mooney
Charles A. Moore
Debra Moore-Yip
Linda Osborne
Rosalyn Parhams
Mark Pratton
Jacqueline Proulx
Elany & Jiri Prusa
John Reiger
Sonya Schumacher
Margo Scarpulla
Christine Shultz
Brenda Soi
JC Strote
Christine Templeton
Sherron Totter
Dianne Van de Carr
Kathy White
Thala Wolin
Elizabeth Wocasek
Don Yost
Itsuko Zenitani


Sponsor Members

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Artwork by Terry Accomando Terry Accomando
916-716-5259

  • Creator of functional and decorative ceramic pieces with interesting detail, structure and textures. Her beautiful glazes highlight the form of her work.
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Artwork by Mary Lou Anderson Mary Lou Anderson
916-721-5101

www.anythingglassart.com



  • Making beautiful glass art is my passion — whether fused, leaded, foiled, or sand-carved. Jewelry, pictures in glass, and table art are also part of my work.
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Artwork by Laddy Barnett Laddy Barnett
530-477-8482

  • Laddy celebrates the diversity of life on Earth, mainly through creating a variety of animals sculpted into pottery.
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Sharon Bellomo
916-444-8332

www.sharonfbellomo.com


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Artist Barbara BentBarbara Bent
510-644-9446





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Sifu Berchtold
209-586-6271

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Sean Bill
714-724-0711

SeanBillCeramics.com


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Artwork by Sharon Bloom Sharon Bloom
530-795-3706

www.sharonbloom.com

  • I am a long-time creator of hand painted ceramics, paintings, and anything art related. Painting on surfaces is my passion! Recently, I have been exploring more sculptural clay pieces. Creating texture in my work is something I am working on and I am having fun carving and scraping details into the surface.
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Artwork by Lisa Bone Lisa Bone
916-769-6604


www.lisabonedesigns.com


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Artwork by Biff Bourne Biff Bourne
530-647-2775


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Gary & Glenda Burns


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Artwork by Connie Chadwick Connie Chadwick
530-268-8209

  • One of the group's founding members; Connie has made her livelihood from working with clay for most of her life. Also dear to her heart is her love of plants which is often combined with and represented in her clay works.

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Artwork by Mary Classen Mary Classen
916-483-3155

  • I have been a full-time studio potter since 1973. I produce a wide range of functional ware inspired by my garden.

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Artwork by Marianne DeMartini Marianne DeMartini
530-885-4174

mariannedemartiniceramics.com

  • I have always enjoyed creating with my hands. The long, intricate process of making each piece of pottery is exciting: the texture and smell of the clay, the alchemy of mixing my own glazes, the firing of the piece, and the reward of seeing the finished vessel emerge from the kiln.
    The form and function of my ceramics are carefully designed to enrich and simplify life. Each piece with its smooth surface and continuous curve is intended to be used in multiple ways. A delicately carved bowl may be used to serve dinner, hold jewelry, or as an objet d'art atop a coffee table. This diversity of function allows each individual to create their own, distinctive use for each piece.
    I feel connected to the long line of artisans who came before me - our hands touching through time and space as we work with similar materials. This thread continues with the new owners of my pieces who start their own conversations and relationships with my work.
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Artist Chris Efstratis Chris Efstratis
415-867-6192

www.chrisefstratis.com

  • Faces interest me, whether they are sad, funny, outrageous, and it is the character of the individual I seek. Reactions from people viewing my work can range from comments like: that impairs my vision, scary, human like, comical, what were you thinking?
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Bruce Fairman
916-344-1418
bfairman@pacbell.net
http://www.khmerartisanproject.org

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Artwork by Sandy Feder Sandy Feder
916-962-0955

www.SandyFeder.us

  • I've always done some kind of art or craft. In college, I took a class on stained glass and have been making glass art for over 30 years. People and nature are my inspirations. I am happy to create a custom piece to match some of the elements in your home or office.
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Michele Fisher
916-801-8442

www.michelefisher.artspan.com

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Artwork by Ruth FrickerRuth Fricker
916-663-3443

  • I started throwing pots in 1973. Currently, I'm working in cone 10, white stoneware and my passion is formulating and testing high fire glazes.
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Kristen Hoard
916-548-9541

www.kristenhoard.com

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Cathryn Hudin
530- 534-8417

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John Hunter
916-853-9495


  • I first took an interest in clay at Stockton College and was a classmate of Viola Fry, boy did she go far. Later I took an evening Adult Ed class at Sac. City. When friends started asking for my work, I got into doing shows. After 30+ years I stopped, but I still have an interest in clay.

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Robert Kahl
530-292-1649

www.robertkahl.com

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Sheri Kindsvater
916-852-0615

www.SHMAKCreations.com

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Artist Laura Kneppel Laura Kneppel
916-704-7174

www.rockyraku.com

  • I'm all about functional pottery, sculpture and raku-fired clay things. It's really not that difficult to fire your own raku kiln at home. All you need is some basic information and building skills. Oh, and a lot of free time to do it! Being a born pyromaniac also helps.
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Ken Knowles
916-852-0615

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Penny Leff
530-902-9763

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Lorelee Love
916-791-0299

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Dania Lukey
916-483-1150


http://danialukey.com


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Artist Kanika Marshall Kanika Marshall

http://kanikamarshall.com

  • I believe that my African ancestors work through my fingers to create each collectible art sculpture. My love of clay, people, cultural traditions, African fabric, and female-oriented art combine to produce an exciting and unique form of self-expression.
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Gerilyn Maslowski


gerilynsart.weebly.com


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Jacqueline Mooney 916-649-0179


https://www.etsy.com/shop/WildfireFusionsGlass


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Artwork by Charles Moore Charles A. Moore
916-485-7723

  • I love clay. I love the feel of clay and the potential of clay when I am throwing on the wheel and when I hand build. Clay forms attract me, as do surface treatments — painting, faceting, carving, chatter trimming, sgraffito. Above all, I love the possibilities — and the impossibilities — of glazes.
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Debra Moore-Yip
916-599-8252

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Linda Osborne
209-948-6621


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Artwork by Rosalyn Parhams Rosalyn Parhams
707-631-9333


www.ceramicartbyroz.com

  • My first exposure to art began with my mother making items for church fund raisers. I discovered a passion for clay and earned a degree before establishing a studio in my Fairfield home. My ceramic art is inspired by the mysticism of folk art, religious iconography, and ancient artifacts of Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
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Artist Mark Pratton Mark Pratton
916-296-3790

www.oldhomepottery.com

  • Pottery to me has become a life's passion and my plan is to be making pottery the rest of my life. I started making pottery in my first year of college (1980). Little did I know then that I was "smitten;" but here I am (mumble mumble) years later, still making pots.
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Artwork by Jacqueline Proulx Jacqueline Proulx
510-520-7580

www.clayandfire.org

  • I make mostly functional pieces. I now live in Rossmoor, in Walnut Creek and I am a permanent resident artist at the Moraga Art Gallery in Moraga.
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Elany & Jiri Prusa
530-432-8736



www.pacificbluetile.com


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Artist John Reiger John Reiger
916-456-4595

www.johnreigerpottery.com

  • So here I am, a gently graying potter, with a modicum of success, slowly potting my way through a good life. It's a hard way to make a living, but a wonderful way to live a life!
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Sonya Schumacher
916-505-4239

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Margo Scarpulla
707-422-2681


www.smokeandclay.com

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Christine Shultz
209-770-3789

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Brenda Soi
510-325-4541


www.brendavansoi.blogspot.com

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JC Strote
209-369-4188

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Artwork by Christine TempletonChristine Templeton
916-686-5204

  • My first experience with clay and its endless possibilities, was in a series of classes with Robert Arneson. I am particularly interested in the self expression, narrative aspect of clay sculpture; that it can also be used to create functional forms is an added bonus. Life experience and my relationship to nature are what inspire my work.
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Sherron Totter
850-766-3036

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Artist Dianne Van de Carr Dianne Van de Carr
916-944-0115

www.confusionglass.com

  • "I've always loved the color and texture of glass. Working in both 2-D and 3-D mediums offers many challenges and rewards. It's a thrill to see how light affects my work!"
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Artwork by Kathy White Kathy White
209-477-4273






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Thala Wolin
209-223-3538

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Artwork by Elizabeth WocasekElizabeth Wocasek
916-802-4722

www.facebook.com/ElizabethArt

  • I have been a working artist for about 10 years and work in several media including art furniture, ceramics, and paintings. My "Earthen Critters" for the garden or home, are inspired by my love of furred and feathered creatures.
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Artwork by Don Yost Don Yost
916-961-3306

  • Started ceramics program at Cordova High. Retired in 2000 and built a studio. More craftsman than artist. Invented "greedy cup." Been around since dirt was invented.
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Artwork by Itsuko Zenitani Itsuko Zenitani
510-524-7031

http://itsukoceramics.net

  • For the past several decades, Itsuko has developed unique throwing and decorating techniques such as hand-throwing porcelain to near translucent thinness.


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