Lucinda Page JEWELRY
Lucinda Page, a Bay Area artist, has been producing jewelry for over 20 years. Lucinda uses mixed metals of pewter, copper and bronze, and various textured, oxidized, etched, and brushed finishes. She ornaments pieces with precious and semi-precious stones, glass, and pearls. She also makes earrings and pendants of cast pewter and 24 karat gold vermeil.
Gina Papen creates artworks in two dimensions, as well as making unique pendants and earrings with fused glass. She has a BFA from Parsons School on Design in NYC. She has a studio at the Sawtooth Building in West Berkeley, and has been a member of ACCI for over 10 years.
Zach Pine PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURE
Throughout my life, I've created art from and in nature. Since 2004 I've focused on the social and environmental dimensions of my art-- hosting group art-making events and workshops, teaching in public and private schools, training teachers and museum staff, and installing hands-on "Create-With-Nature Zones" in parks, schools, museums, and public spaces. My endeavors are in the tradition of social sculpture, in service to nature and to society. I strive to create models and methods for collective creativity; to connect people of all ages with each other and with the natural world; and to inspire joy, spontaneity, and environmental action.
Bob Pool CERAMICS
I was merrily pursuing a career in research when I took a casual course in pottery (1979). I immediately fell in love with clay and the transformation of amorphous blobs of mud into beautiful forms. I felt as though a hidden part of me had been revealed and it demanded expression. Soon I found that I wanted to devote all of my energy to making pots. I gave up my life in science for that of a studio potter (1982). I am basically self-taught in the craft.
Susan Press CERAMICS
My years of art study were done at the San Francisco Art Institute, focusing on printmaking and ceramics. When creating my sculptural pieces, I have chosen imaginative characters with which to show lighter side of life. Working with clay allows me to squeeze and twist the pieces just so; to capture feelings and expressions that I hope will bring a bit of tickled enjoyment to those viewing my work. Recently, I have become intrigued with integrating mixed media into my work. Slices of old black and white photos, wire and beads adorn the figures and vessels I make.
Larry Probst JEWELRY
I enjoy working with wax, forging, and the occasional stone setting of unusual things like fossilized sand-dollars, druzy quartz, coral branches and unique, hard to find mineral specimens. I also enjoy textured/etched metalwork that has been oxidized for that ethnic look and prefer to make one-of-kind, unusual pieces.
Traudel Prussin SCULPTURE
I have been fascinated by sculpture for many years and have sculpted off and on for most of my adult life. In 1992, I began to study and sculpt in the Bay Area. As a classical figurative sculptor, I strive to understand and express the dynamics, beauty and emotions of the human form. It is a challenge to work in three dimensions, it intrigues me. I hope through my creations , at least in a small way, to bring joy into other people’s lives. I studied with Anne Fisher, Zahava Sherez, Lourdam Kimbrell, Carole Tarzier, Steven Perkins and Eugene Daub.
Jane Roberts JEWELRY
Jane has been working in silver since 1990. She uses many techniques in fabricating her work, from chasing and repousee to enameling, fold forming, to stone setting and lapidary. She has a BFA degree in design from Carnegie Mellon University, and has studied extensively with master jewelers in intensive workshops.
“My one of a kind pieces are largely informed by the special stones that often lay on my bench for months before the right design solution presents itself, like a gift”.
Judith Rohrer FINE ART
I love playing with color as it interacts with abstract shapes and lines. I like to explore the juxtaposition of orderly primary shapes (square, triangle, circle) with splashes of fluid color and line. I enjoy the interaction between "abstract" color/shapes and forms that the mind defines. Eventually boundaries disappear between the abstract and conceptual and what emerges are light, space and form in their own spontaneous yet orderly compositions. My collages incorporate acrylics, watercolor, fabric, photos and hand-‐made paper. I received an M.A. in Art from San Francisco State University and reside in Contra Costa County.
Lisa Ronay JEWELRY
Lisa Ronay has been making jewelry for 25 years. All the beachglass is collected from beaches on the pacific coast. The pieces are set in fine silver, sterling silver, or 14 K gold. The shape of the glass is the deciding factor in whether it becomes a necklace, a pair of earrings, or a ring. The resulting jewelry is often one of a kind. It combines the soft colors of ocean glass with its organic shape and the fine techniques of metalsmithing.
My studio and residence is in downtown Martinez, Ca. My lampwork beads are hand crafted, using Italian Moretti & German Lauscha glass. All of the beads are fully kiln annealed and created individually. They are made over a torch, fueled by both oxygen and propane. I create pieces that reflect my love of color, whimsy and fun, and tasteful. Enjoy!
Judy Rosenfield GLASS
Bright color and vivid images from nature – those are the hallmarks of my stained-glass mosaic artwork. A longtime writer and editor, I find the process of assembling mosaic pieces strangely similar to creating written pieces with words. I love the mix of structure and improvisation – and that mosaic work is a tangible, long-lasting gift to those who collect pieces. I’m based in Louisville, KY, but have family in the Bay Area and visit often.
Paula Ross CERAMICS
One day there was a bag of red clay in the hallway near my studio. The sign said, "free." So I took it and started to experiment with this low-fire clay. Until now I only used high fire clay. The red earthenware gave me a freedom I hadn't known before. Slips, glaze crayons, and colors were now exciting. My pots became more playful and spontaneous. I fire everything in an electric kiln to cone 04.
Rob Reger FINE ART
Rob Reger is the President of the SF Bay Area based design house Cosmic Debris, who introduced the world to Emily the Strange – now an international icon and New York Times Best Seller for empowering people of all ages. Reger has been designing Emily and her cats for over two decades and has generated millions of fans of the character.
Reger received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute and his oil paintings, printmaking, watercolors, and collage have exhibited in galleries around the world, including: Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Berlin, Milan, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Portland, Oregon.