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I came to ceramics later in my art career after working in photography, drawing, and printmaking. I love working in 3-D and the plasticity of clay.
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Narrative

Born and raised in Northern California, I now split my time between my home state and Santa Fe, NM. My fascination with animals and their personalities grew during my college studies in biology and psychology. As a graduate student I studied animal behavior in the swamps of Louisiana and experimental design at Tulane University where I earned a Ph.D. My inquiry into both human and animal behavior has led me to imbue my animal sculptures with whimsical human attitudes and characteristics. I began my art career as a photographer, then branched out to painting, print-making, and drawing. Finally, I followed in my mother\'s footsteps to work with clay to create creatures, each with a unique personality. The spontaneity and plasticity of the medium makes hand building a process of discovery, full of surprises. Working in clay is a collaboration between me and the medium.

Current Work
Work image 1
Stretching Fox, 11x10x25"
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Quizzical Rabbit, 12x11x14"
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Barn Owl in Flight (wall-mount) 12x25x5"
Work image 2
Kingfisher (female & male) 11x5x12" ea
Work Image 5
Magpie Relief, 14x13x2"
Work Image 8
Perch, 8x6x12"
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Barn Owls, 12x5x5" ea
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Cat Lick, 10x8x7"
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Boston Terrier, 11x7x6"
Websites and Social Media
Upcoming Events

My sculptures are on display and for sale at the following galleries:

Highlight Gallery, Mendocino, CA 

Hester Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Spirits in the Wind Gallery, Golden, CO

General Info
Paula
Bellacera
Address
Yes -- show
PO Box 1075
West Sacramento
CA
95691
Studio Address
Use main address for studio
Phone Contact
Membership
Clay
Exhibiting
ACGA social media support (must have IG and FB accounts)
2012