Current Exhibitions

Amore by Leah Bowring and Katie Swan 

Showing: July 5 – August 31

Artist Reception: Saturday, August 11, 5 – 7pm

Leah and Katie pay tribute to their life death process as this two month show cracks open exposing their evolving movement recorded through clay. Raw surfaces, photography as artifact, and the impermanence of performance are in physical dialogue with regeneration and reclamation of the impermanent body.

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Showing At Grove Salon – 1483 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

Susan R. Kirshenbaum: Drawing from Life

Showing: July 5 – September 30

Artist Reception: Friday, August 24, 6:30 – 8pm

at Grove Salon

Susan R. Kirshenbaum is an SF-based figurative artist whose expressive, gestural work reflects a fresh, contemporary
perspective on the female form capturing a moment and reflects an intimacy with her subjects.

Showing At Salon 1757 – 1757 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA

Rena Charles

Showing: July – August 2018

at Salon 1757

Rena Charles’ basis of creation is the belief that every entity has a unique essence. Observable moods emerge even in plants- given the year, surroundings, and time of day. Her work germinates from a thought, and “grows” into a work of art.

Upcoming Events

COLLAGE OF TEXTURES FROM METAL CLAY WITH HADAR JACOBSON

Two Part Class:

August 18th, Saturday, 11am – 3pm

The following August 25, Saturday, 11am – 1pm

$80 + $20 materials
Tools will be supplied

Workshop participants will get a 10% discount on any purchase made in the gallery on the day of the workshop.

Sign up for the workshop here


What Is Metal Clay?
Metal clay is a craft material that is mostly applied to jewelry. Basically it is just metal that comes in a form of clay. Tiny particles of metal powder are suspended in a binder, and when mixed with water they turn into a material with clay consistency. The clay can be formed, dried, filed, sanded – even reconstituted – with just our hands and some basic tools. It is then fired in a kiln and becomes a piece of solid metal which only requires finishing and polishing. There are several types of metal clay: silver, gold, copper, bronze, and steel.

What Shall I Do in the Class?
Metal clay is a great material for creating textures. In class you will be making a pendant like the one shown in the photo, which I call “Collage of Textures”. It may look highly complicated, but it is a beginners’ project and a lot of fun to make. On the first Saturday you will learn how to mix the clay, how to use textures and incorporate them in a single piece, and how to make a hanging device, called “bail”. Your creation will be fired sometime during the week, and on the following Saturday you will learn how to finish the piece. We will be working with a special kind of bronze, called “Brilliant Bronze”.

***$20 Material Fee, to be paid directly to teacher during class***