My name is Peggy and I have been creating ceramic art for many years. I started out with a live model sculpture class, fell in love with the clay, then I enrolled in a ceramic class at City College in San Francisco. At that time, they had many levels of classes, and I could take several of them many, many times. This was a wonderful experience because the teachers were great, the studios had many types of kilns and glaze types AND the classes were held at Fort Mason –one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Fifteen years later, I was ready to move on.I always considered my art sculptural but functional. I created vases, platters and bowls, most of them one of a kind. My mantra was and is now,”form, texture and size.”I moved to Placer County 5 years ago, I now have my own ceramic studio with kiln etc. I decided to take some classes at Sierra College, one of the teachers challenged the students to make 4 projects for the semester –I chose something really different for me –SCULPTURE. Well, that was a life changing class!My first project was a totem, then a table sculptureI call the spider,a sphere I call the Easter Egg, and a Barbara Hempworth type sculpture for my garden. I was hooked. I’ve made several more totems, a composite female figureI call Crazy head, and now I’m doing wall art.The only thing that’s holding me back is the size of my kiln.