Billy Al Bengston

Is an American sculptor. Bengston is a well-known artist and sculptor who incorporates mandala geometric shapes and figures into his artwork. Billy Al Bengston is best known for his work that incorporates the radical Californian “Kustom Kar” and motorcycle culture. Billy was born 1934 in Dodge City, Kansas, and divides his time between Venice, California, … Read more

Bennett Bean

Is a ceramic artist from the United States. He is most frequently classified as a studio potter. Some would classify him as a sculptor and painter as well. Bean’s ceramic creations are asymmetrical, non-functional, and flowing in appearance, as is his style. Bean’s influences are Japanese pottery, Native American, and English pottery. In addition to … Read more

Ralph Bacerra

Designs quirky pottery with brilliant hues and interwoven geometric motifs on clay surfaces. Ralph Bacerra was a Los Angeles-based artist known as a professional educator who was also one of the first potters to resurrect the highly decorative surface by using enamels and luster glazes in previously unheard-of ways. Ralph’s eye-catching ceramics display Asian influences. … Read more

Rudy Autio

Born on October 8, 1926, and died on June 20, 2007, was an American sculptor and ceramicist who was most known for his figurative ceramic containers and sculptures. Rudy’s early pots reflected abstract expressionism, he is best known for his later figurative work which left an indelible mark on art. Autio is considered one of … Read more

Noriko Kuresumi (unique qualities)

Nikki Noriko Kuresumi is a Japanese artist who lives and works in New York City. She is known for her elegant, sensual ceramic sculptures, which are inspired by the harmony and balance of the ocean. In her work, she is mostly focused on organic shapes that are inspired by the ocean. While her artist statement … Read more

Robert Arneson

Also known as Robert Carston Arneson, was a sculptor and ceramics professor at the University of California, Davis, for nearly three decades. He was born on September 4, 1930, and died on November 2, 1992, in Davis, California, United States. Robert Carston Arneson (1930 1992) was born on September 4, 1930, in Benicia, California, to … Read more