"Warmth of Clay"
Soda Fired Pottery
September 1 - October 3, 2022
Join us for our First Friday Reception:
September 2nd 5 pm - 8 pm
Warmth of Clay
"Seeing my pottery in a friend’s sink or a drying rack is always humbling and delightful. The kitchen cupboard at our house is full of mismatched handmade pottery from pottery tours, art fairs, workshops, firings and this gallery. Each piece has a story of how I met the artist.
I touched clay as a sculpting material when I was at Sonoma State after experimenting with bronze, steel and wood. For some reason, I knew clay was my medium right away. There are so many chances for a clay sculpture to fail; while making and fighting against gravity, the work drying too fast then cracking, moving a heavy but fragile piece to a kiln, failing at glaze choices as well as applications, and the challenges of a firing to name a few. Making with clay is so technical, unforgiving and yet the field comes with a wonderful, supportive and friendly community wherever you go."
BIO: I grew up in Japan and met my husband while traveling in New Zealand. He persuaded me to continue my art in the U.S. where we now share a home in Mendocino County. I have a studio and a hard-brick soda kiln at home and receive help and inspiration from friends, my loving husband and our beautiful daughter.
For more info: www.satokoceramics.com
Our Project Facelift!
New flooring and fresh walls, hooray!
Guest Membership Opportunity
Northcoast Artists is currently looking for qualified artists to apply for guest memberships. Jewelers, especially, are urged to apply, although artists from all mediums will be considered.
Becoming a guest member is required before applying for a full membership. This allows the prospective artist to see what it's like to work in a cooperative gallery before making a decision on whether or not to apply for full membership.
Download an application here.