John Toki is a respected studio artist and adjunct professor at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in Oakland, Toki is also the president and owner of Leslie Ceramic Supply Company in Berkeley, which his parents founded fifty years ago, and the co- author of several notable books on ceramic sculpture. Toki’s large-scale sculptures in clay and porcelain possess a timeless quality, inspired from forms found in nature (mountains, water, snow, sky) and suggest archaeological elements, yet they have a unique freshness in their technical complexity and resulting visual appeal. His work has been shown in the US, the Netherlands and Japan. He has completed public commissions and installations in Richmond, Berkeley, Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, and Cincinnati.
Pamela Stefl Toki creates her unique prints from a wet clay slab technique called clay monoprinting. This process provides her with the time to work the clay surface for hours through which she can freely implement her ideas. Each print combines Stefl Toki's imagination with imagery and designs which occasionally include colors from previous prints as the layers build with each successive print.
This invitational exhibition will delight a variety of guests with its diverse palette of color and light, rhythm and balance. Local and regional glass artists exhibit functional and sculptural objects that span decades of glassmaking in the Bay Area. From world renowned glass makers Michael Nourot and Randy Strong to up and coming protégés like ten year old Theoren Hanks, this show will highlight the variety of techniques found amongst the glass art world.
Four Corners and a Center
May 20 - July 1, 2011
This exhibition was juried by Renee Bott of Paulson Bott Press located in Berkeley, California. The 34 works from 24 artists were selected from members of the California Society of Printmakers, encompassing a range of styles and approaches based in the print medium. The selected works addressed existential themes, graphic imagery, and social commentary with insight and humor.
Artist, curator & professor, Tanya Wilkinson along with Kirk Brooks, Tricia Grame and Priscilla Otani explore ways in which different cultures and historical periods have used narrative art to build and express community and identity. The selected works address existential themes, graphic imagery, and social commentary with insight and humor.
This exhibit celebrates the art that we are first introduced to as children. Remember when you were a child and the images in a picture story book could take your breath away? This exhibition features the original works of several of California's most accomplished artists/illustrators of children's books who utilize a wide range of mediums, styles and techniques, and all have received prestigious awards for their highly collectible works of art.
The Light Fantastic represents the work of 12 leading contemporary Irish glass artists and highlights the importance of traditional stained, painted, and etched glass in Ireland. Initially on view at the Crafts Council of Ireland, this exhibition is the first to feature secular, self-illuminated, portable glass panels.The Light Fantastic was developed by the Crafts Council of Ireland and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.
The ancestral practice of carving and chiseling rock until it becomes a sculpture or a temple, is a constant that is repeated throughout history. From amulets, votives figures, animals, vessels, female fertility images, sacred symbols, animals; the art of sculpting has left a record of history and speaks a universal language.The diverse sculptures in this ambitious, contemporary sculpture exhibition, Twisted-Chiseled-Fired, combine the unique artist’s personal concerns with content, the creative process, technical ability, traditional stone, clay, steel, metal, wire, multi-media and for some, an amazing, playful sense of humor.
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