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Narrative

I believe in nature, its beauty, interconnections and inspiration. I believe it can be a guide by its responses to our actions.

I love working with clay as a base material from the earth, pushing its limits and revealing its innate qualities. I sculpt to explore craft meeting art in an attempt to honestly reveal and inspire discussion of the personal and social issues of people living in the natural world. The challenges and simple pleasures.

I am a native Californian and feel a strong kinship with her plants, animals and geology, both in wild places and where I've lived since 1971 in East Oakland.

Our bodies, the earth and all life on it are primarily composed of water and “clay”. Clay has a memory. It records your fingerprints and all the ways you held it in your hands. Our earth has a memory and responds to our manipulations. My work in clay draws from the knowledge that everything…food, home, clothes, tools, toys all come from the ‘clay’ of the earth and the hope that we will remember to grow, gather & consume leaving the smallest fingerprint.

Current Work
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Our Poppy ...In Everything Series
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Trading Places? - Canaries & Elephants 2
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Oil & Ice - Canaries & Elephants 6
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Nan Memories Collected detail - www.nanbrownphotographs.com/works.html
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Sky Blues - Canaries & Elephants 3
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Tapped Out - Canaries & Elephants 7 - ice melts from "glacier" to "oil-filled" tumbler
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Round-Up - Canaries & Elephants 5
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MOTHER NATURE - Canaries & Elephants Series 19in H x 17in W x 12in D Clay, Wood, Ice, Underglaze, Stains, Glaze, Art Wax 2017
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In Hot Water - Canaries & Elephants 4
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Western Columbine Aquilegia formosa …In Everything Series - Paper Clay, Underglazes, Stains, Beeswax 17 X 18 – 2017
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General Info
Vicki
Gunter
Address
Yes -- show
2736 26th Ave
Oakland
CA
94601
Studio Address
Use main address for studio
Phone Contact
Yes -- show
510.261.7556
Membership
2010