Northern California Art By Fire

Members List

Terry Accomando
Mary Lou Anderson
Laddy Barnett
Linnell Barnhart
Paula Bellacera
Sharon Bellomo
Barbara Bent
Sharon Bloom
Lisa Bone
Biff Bourne
Connie Chadwick
Mary Classen
Bill Creitz
Marianne De Martini
George Dymesich
Chris Efstratis
Bruce Fairman
Sandy Feder
Michele Fisher
Russell Frank
Ruth Fricker
Marlene Gralicer
Judy Gustafson
John Hunter
Isabel Judge
Robert Kahl
Laura Kneppel
Ken Knott
Laurie Lee
Lorelee Love
Anita Lowe
Dania Lukey
Kanika Marshall
Gerilyn Maslowski
Mary Mendlein
Charles A. Moore
Debra Moore-Yip
Barbara Newell
Amy Newsom
Linda Osborne
Rosalyn Parhams
Mark Pratton
Jacqueline Proulx
Elany Prusa
John Reiger
Sharon Rizzato
Myrna Sanders
Margo Scarpulla
Christine Shultz
Brenda Soi
Christine Templeton
Ann Testa
Dianne Van de Carr
Kathy White
Elizabeth Wocasek
Don Yost
Itsuko Zenitani


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Artwork by Terry Accomando Terry Accomando
916-716-5259
accomandofirebox@gmail.com

  • 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
marylouanythingglassart@yahoo.com
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
ladpottery@gmail.com

  • Laddy celebrates the diversity of life on Earth, mainly through creating a variety of animals sculpted into pottery.
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Artwork by Paula BellaceraPaula Bellacera
916-224-6793
pawbella@aol.com
www.paulabellacera.com

  • The spontaneity and plasticity of the clay medium makes handbuilding sculpture a process of discovery - full of surprises. My approach is a collaboration where the clay and I work together to discover hidden shapes and reveal emotions and personalities through animal forms.

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Artist Barbara BentBarbara Bent
510-644-9446
potteryluck@gmail.com





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Artwork by Sharon Bloom Sharon Bloom
530-795-3706
bloomgirl2000@hotmail.com
www.sharonbloom.blogspot.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 Biff Bourne
916-769-6604
thmbonz@aol.com





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Artwork by Biff Bourne Biff Bourne
530-647-2775
bourne28@aol.com





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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
maryclassen@att.net

  • 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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Bill Creitz
510-508-3090
wmlcreitz@gmail.com

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Artwork by Marianne De Martini Marianne De Martini
530-885-4174
maridem@pacbell.net
mariannedemartini.com

  • My interest in ceramics began at an early age when as a child I created entire market scenes out of modeling clay. Today I create hand carved candle lights, large lace bowls, delicate lotus-shaped bowls, and marbled jars made of two clays.
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George Dymesich
831-475-5614
gdymesichclay@scshop.com

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Artist Chris Efstratis Chris Efstratis
415-867-6192
chrisefstratis@yahoo.com
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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Artwork by Sandy Feder Sandy Feder
916-962-0955
sandy_feder@hotmail.com
www.SandyFeder.us

  • I've always done some kind of art or crafts. In college, I took a class on stained glass and have been making glass art for over 30 years. I am happy to create a custom piece to match some of the elements in your home or office.
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Artwork by Russell FrankRussell Frank
916-801-8237
russell.frank@frontiernet.net
www.flickr.com/photos/50869448@N05/

  • I must have been born for art because the first time I entered a competition at age 8, I won the national grand prize — a trip for my whole family to Disneyland. From then on I have studied and worked in a variety of media, my favorites being clay and pastels.
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Artwork by Ruth FrickerRuth Fricker
916-663-3443
rufio@ncbb.net

  • 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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Marlene Gralicer
530-642-2462
marlenes@internet49.com

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Artist Judy Gustafson Judy Gustafson
916-635-5407(H)  916-709-5808(C)
judespottery@judescreationspottery.com
www.judescreationspottery.com

  • I make functional wheel thrown pieces. I fell in love with the feel of clay in my hands in the early 70s in high school, and on into college. Twenty four years later, after raising children and building a career in the financial industry, I carved out a corner of our garage. I call it "my studio."


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Artist John HunterJohn Hunter
916-853-9495
sueresq@directcon.net

  • 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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Artist Isabel Judge Isabel Judge
530-253-3235
istoneware@citlink.com


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Artist Laura Kneppel Laura Kneppel
916-704-7174
rockyraku@yahoo.com
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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Artist Anita Lowe Anita Lowe
530-878-8034
www.aposeylowepottery.com/

  • What started as a time-passer more than 40 years ago has developed into a major avocation.

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Artist Kanika Marshall Kanika Marshall
kanika@kanika.us
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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Mary Mendlein
mary@sunburstclayandglass.com
www.sunburstclayandglass.com

  • Sunburst Clay and Glass creates "Kiln Fired Art" specializing in raku pottery and fused glass jewelry handcrafted in the foothills of Northern California. I began my "Back to Nature" woven pots when featured at the 1990 National Contemporary Craft Competition out of Texas, and my grape pots were chosen to be showcased at the E D H "Street of Dreams" homes. I also can't get enough of making intricate fused glass jewelry and combine the two mediums often in one piece of art. With over 40 years of skill as an award winning artist and former gallery owner, Mary's pieces are inspired by the simple beauty found in the everyday.
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Artwork by Charles Moore Charles A. Moore
916-485-7723
chasmoor@surewest.net

  • 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
dmoryip@comcast.net

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Artwork by Barbara Newell Barbara Newell
916-434-2543
bnewell@psyber.com

  • I have enjoyed the feeling of wet clay on my hands for over thirty years. I wheel throw and hand build stoneware and porcelain, both decorative and functional. Textures are made using carved woodblock designs impressed into clay slabs.
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Linda Osborne
209-948-6621


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Artwork by Rosalyn Parhams Rosalyn Parhams
707-631-9333
rparhams@sbcglobal.net

  • 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
markpratton@comcast.net
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
510-531-7580
jacqueline@clayandfire.org
www.clayandfire.org

  • I make sculptures up to 6 feet tall for in my garden, smaller ones for my pots, hanging flower pots with hardware frames, and vases for my home or for shows.
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Elany Prusa
530-432-8736
jerusa6@gmail.com

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Artist John Reiger John Reiger
916-456-4595
reigers@earthlink.net
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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Artwork by Sharon RizzatoSharon Rizzato
916-253-3958(H)  916-798-3016(C)
sdizzyrizzy@gmail.com
Elemental Designs

  • A lump of clay, a spinning wheel, throwing, trimming, glazing-> Hypnotic! Open the Kiln -> Magic Pottery! Hooked!!
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Myrna Sanders
870-450-3631
myrnamyrna50@yahoo.com

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Margo Scarpulla
707-422-2681
stormymargo@yahoo.com

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Christine Shultz
209-795-3789
cshultz00@yahoo.com

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Brenda Soi
510-325-4541
bvansoi@yahoo.com

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Artwork by Christine TempletonChristine Templeton
916-686-5204
chi.mamera@hotmail.com

  • 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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Ann TestaArtist Ann Testa
916-254-8457
anntesta@aol.com
www.anntesta.com

  • Active in ceramics continuously since 1976, Ann does functional work in addition to the non-functional raku. She first studied ceramics at the University of California at Davis and has continued with many ceramics classes since.
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Artist Dianne Van de Carr Dianne Van de Carr
916-944-0115
cnfuzn@mac.com
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 Elizabeth WocasekElizabeth Wocasek
916-802-4722
elizabethwocasek@yahoo.com
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 Kathy White Kathy White
209-477-4273
claybike73@sbcglobal.net





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Artwork by Don Yost Don Yost
916-961-3306
doyost@aol.com

  • 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
510-271-6775
itsukoceramics@sbcglobal.net
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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