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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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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"
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Blue Coyote, 20x9x11" & Red Rabbit 18x9x11"
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Kingfisher (female & male) 11x5x12" ea
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2020 French Bull, 14x8x11"
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Barn Owls, 12x5x5" ea
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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
Bellacera Studios
PO Box 1075
West Sacramento
Studio Address
2910 Allan Avenue
West Sacramento
United States
Phone Contact
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