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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"
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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 

Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Spirits in the Wind Gallery, Golden, CO

General Info
Paula Wenzl
Bellacera
Address
Yes -- show
West Sacramento
CA
95691
Studio Address
Use main address for studio
2910 Allan Avenue
West Sacramento
Ca
95691
Phone Contact
Membership
Clay
Exhibiting Member
ACGA social media suport
2012