MAR 9, 2019

Join us for an exclusive gallery talk, tour, and workshop with ceramic artist Richard Shaw.

The day will start with a walkthrough of the exhibition and transition to a workshop at the Sonoma Community Center ceramic studio which will focus on learning new techniques and the hands-on building of imaginative constructions.

Gallery Talk and Workshop:
Members $65, Non-members $75 (Spaces are limited)

(Please bring a lunch, as there will be a short break in the middle.)

Gallery Talk only, 11am-11:45am:
$5 members | $10 general public

Richard Shaw

Richard Shaw

In the world of contemporary ceramics, Richard Shaw is the master of trompe-l’oeil sculpture. He has developed an astonishing array of techniques, including perfectly cast porcelain objects and overglaze transfer decals. By combining the commonplace with the whimsical, the humorous with the mundane, Shaw captures the poetic and the surreal with the sensibility of a comedian.

Shaw is one of the most respected and collected artists in contemporary ceramics. He came out of the San Francisco Bay Area art scene in the late 1960’s and he continues to add to his skills and appropriate from mass culture. He has developed a vocabulary of found objects that form intimate still life sculptures, complex figures, and personally referential assemblages. He brings life to the detritus of the studio, as a cartoonist animates the page.