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Nina has been an exhibiting member of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California since 1995.
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NINA ELSE
Common to all of my work is strong color and a sense of playfulness. I think of many of my pieces as figures but some might just be pods or loaves or stelae (rectangular markers, standing blocks) or just chunks of color. My reason for creating art is contained in the final object, its shape and color, and not in my own personal story. I’m not trying to share any particular message or wanting you to figure out what I am trying to say, each piece speaks for itself. When building a sculpture I try make a shape that has its own dynamic energy, that sometimes relates to a living body or to an almost recognizable object. I'd hope you could relate to the work directly, almost physically, without needing even a title to direct you. Your response is the right one.
I glaze a piece weeks or months after I build it, re-finding the energy in the form (which has often slipped away).
All my work is hand built, using low-fire glazes and stains (on a higher fired bisque). These sculptures can live outdoors in the San Francisco Bay Area climate.

Current Work
Work image 1
10 inches tall.
Work image 2
20 inches tall.
Work image 3
Wall ceramic, 7X7 inches.
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Nina
Else
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Portola Valley
CA
94028
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Clay
Exhibiting
1995