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Clay Handbuilding for Beginners

216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
: (916) 808-7000
Slab, coil, and pinch a geometric, tabletop sculpture in a class inspired by the works in Crocker's collection of Native American Ceramics. Sculptures will be bisque-fired after the second session. Participants will spend the third session glazing and can retrieve their objects during the last session when the instructor will offer feedback in a relaxed atmosphere. Supplies and firing fee are included. Ray Gonzales is an established Ceramic Artist and long-time Professor of Art at Sierra College. Born in Auburn, California; his home and studio are located in Lincoln. He is a member of Axis Gallery in Sacramento and has exhibited widely. He has completed several Art-In-Public Places for the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission as well as corporate commissions. Community involvement includes being a founding member of several non-profit arts organizations as well a founder of Ocolotecame, an Aztec cultural and danza group. He has curated numerous exhibits throughout the region. He initiated and chaired "Feats of Clay", a National Ceramic Annual that ran for 24 years. He is currently on the Board of NCECA, (the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) and is actively planning for the National Ceramic Conference that will be coming to Sacramento in 2022. Image credit: Mallorie Marsh