APR 6 & 7, 2019

Instructor:  Lisa Reinertson

Working with a live model, students will create bas-relief and three-dimensional sculptures in clay.  Lisa will present demonstrations, lead students through sculpting from the live model, and image-based presentations.  This class will be focused on observation and rendering of form, contour, proportion and gesture.

$250 members

$90 materials fee due at registration covers three bags of clay, firing, and glazes.  Additional clay may be purchased as necessary.

All Levels
Ages 18+

To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1

Lisa Reinertson

Lisa Reinertson


Lisa Reinertson is known for both her life size figurative ceramic sculptures and her large-scale public sculptures cast in bronze. Coming from a family of peace and social activists, Reinertson’s work has an underlying humanism that can be seen both in her poetic ceramic figures with animals, to her more historic public commissions that express ideals of peace and social justice. In her public sculptures of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez she blends bas-relief into her three-dimensional sculptural forms creating an historic and powerfully moving narrative. Her work combines a realism rooted in figurative art traditions, with a contemporary expression of social and psychological content.

Reinertson completed her MFA at UC Davis in 1984, studying with Robert Arneson, and Manuel Neri.  She has taught at several universities and colleges in Northern California including CSU Chico, Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Art Institute. Her ceramic work has been in exhibitions and museums nationally and internationally, including the Crocker Art Museum, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, and the American Museum of Ceramic Art.  Reinertson has completed over 20 public commissions in bronze.