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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
Hare 22x10x12" & Coyote, 24x10x15"
Work Image 4
Blue Coyote, 20x9x11" & Red Rabbit 18x9x11"
Work image 2
Kingfisher (female & male) 11x5x12" ea
Work Image 5
2020 French Bull, 14x8x11"
Work image 3
Barn Owls, 12x5x5" ea
Work Image 6
Calico, 16x9x11"
Websites and Social Media
Upcoming Events

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

Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA 

Spirits in the Wind Gallery, Golden, CO

Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA

General Info
Paula
Bellacera
Bellacera Studios
Address
Yes -- show
PO Box 1075
West Sacramento
CA
95691
Studio Address
Use main address for studio
2910 Allan Avenue
West Sacramento
Ca
95691
United States
Phone Contact
916-224-6793
Membership
Clay
Exhibiting
ACGA social media support (must have IG and FB accounts)
2012