Meet Ojai-based ceramicist Sandra Torres as she presents her poetic collections of porcelain work and discusses her process and inspirations.
Originally trained as an architect Sandra Torres eventually transferred her creative outlet into clay work. Her ceramic education started at an experimental studio in Mexico City followed by hands on learning in Southern California and the study of traditional clay work and techniques in Oaxaca, Mexico and Jingdeshen, China. An apprenticeship at Studio Pieter Stockmans in Genk, Belgium, lead to an artist residency at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary, after which she embraced the industrial process of slip casting. Torres’ work has been shown locally, nationally and internationally in group and solo shows over the last decade.
“Functionality, ergonomics, repetition, nature and the intrinsic characteristics of the material bring to life my porcelain work. Contrast of varied color shades, their softness and sharp edges along with linear abstract motifs, result in a dramatic chromatic composition in contrast to the white surface of the porcelain. The character of my current work resides in the exploration of small but significant variations of shape, size and patterns.”
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The smART Talks lecture series serves to increase awareness of regional contemporary art through a series of three talks a year by local artists about their work, careers, and creative process. The series, begun in 1996, was created in honor of Helen Rosenberg, mother of Susan Rose, and grandmother of Julie Weiner, and honors artists who live and work in the Santa Barbara area.
More than 140 juried artists will display the finest in handcrafted glass and ceramic art. Meet the artists while shopping, or take part in fun activities such as live clay and glass technique demonstrations, and a clay art project open to all artists of all ages. 10am - 5pm Saturday & Sunday. Hosted by the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA) and co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Art Center, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto. Info line: 650.329.2366.
PALO ALTO CLAY & GLASS FESTIVAL
The prestigious and popular 23rd Annual Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival hosts a fabulous, free, fun-filled two-day celebration of Clay and Glass Art on July 9-10, 2016, at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road. Featuring both fine and functional art, the Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival is the largest show of its kind, with 150 juried artists displaying their work. Meet the artists and learn about their art. Enjoy a variety of engaging activities, including hands-on pottery-making and wheel-throwing demonstrations.
SMALL FAVORS IX
"Small Favors engages artist’s creativity in new and exciting ways with the challenge of making pieces on a very small scale. For some artists, the work they create is similar to what they normally make but at a reduced scale. Others use it as an opportunity to break away from what they create in their daily studio practice. Regardless of this choice, the works exhibited are incredibly varied in material, form, and aesthetics. Though small in scale the artworks created for this exhibition are huge in impact. Each work is exhibited in a four-inch plexiglas wall mounted cube." THE CLAY STUDIO
Please join us for the Fall Open House and openingreception for our 7th annual Handmade Holidays Boutique. New and returning artists will showcase paper sculpture,prints, handbags, ceramics, and an array of beautiful,one-of-a-kind gifts. Sales from the boutique help ournon-profit continue to provide affordable and accessiblearts education, events, and programming to ourcommunity and beyond.
Opening Reception and Open House* Saturday, November 14th 3-6 pmBoutique Open 12-6 pm Tuesday - FridaySaturday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Art on Palm
Conceived by and for artists, Art on Palm now accommodates more than 40 artists and musicians and refreshments in an equally lovely, but considerably larger canyon garden, Wildwood Park. This setting, with its canopy of ancient oaks, pathways winding around homes renovated and designed by Henry Greene, harken back to Southern California of the 1920’s.
SATURDAY 10/18 - SATURDAY 11/15
Saturday, October 18, 5-7pm
GalleryTalk: Women Who Work With Metal
Saturday, October 18, 4-5pm
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Featuring artists/metalworkers Chloe Darke, Heather McLarty, Christina Smith, and Elaine Unzicker
Chloe Darke, Richard Davidson, Claudia Grau, Heather McLarty, Beth Novak, Lisa Piaskowy and Studio Vesce, Michael Rohde, Leslie Rosdol, Stephen Sidelinger, Christina Smith, Amelia Stamps, Holly Tornheim, Sandra Torres, Elaine Unzicker, Julia Walther, Rob Watt.