Artists of Sonoma

Sonoma Art Directory

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Barbara Hoffmann
ceramic artist, sculptor

Barbara Hoffmann has worked for 40 years with pottery and and sculptural stoneware. She specializes in high, gas fired, reduction stoneware, as well as wood-fire, salt glaze, porcelain, earthenware and Raku.

Caryn Fried
Valley of the Moon Pottery
ceramic artist

The Sonoma artist Caryn Freid is known for sculptural ceramics, as well as functional and decorative pottery. She studied many years at the Pond Fond Colony with Marguerite Wildenhain.

Colin Lambert
sculptor

Colin Lambert (died 2015) was known for sculpture that is figurative, representational, classical and decorative. He created figurative bronzes, carved marble, stone sculptures, fountains, and garden works. He had a studio in Valley Ford, Western Sonoma. He studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and in Europe. A quote from the artist: “Being an artist becomes a vehicle for the spiritual journey, each piece a milestone, marker or souvenir.

Cynthia Hipkiss
ceramic artist

Ceramic sculptress Cynthia Hipkiss creates sculptures that combine primitivism, humor and whimsy. The artist specializes in “wonderfully fat women engaged in such activities as attending a dinner party or walking a dog.” Cynthia Hipkiss attended the California College of Arts and Crafts, and graduated from Sonoma State College with a major in art.

Don Ajello
sculptor

The Sonoma County artist Don Ajello creates sculptures in bronze and wood, ceramics, and mixed media art.

Frans Wildenhein
ceramic artist, potter

Frans Wildenhain (1905-1980) was a Bauhaus-trained German potter and sculptor. Right after World War II, he joined his first wife Marguerite Wildenhain in Sonoma County and worked as a teacher and artist with her at the Pond Farm Artists Colony. Frans then moved to Rochester, NY, and taught for many years at the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Frans Wildenhain received numerous prizes for his artwork, from (among others) the International Exposition in Paris (1939), the Albright Art Gallery (1952), the Brussels World’s Fair (1958), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (1958).

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Gerald  Huth
artist, sculptor

Gerald Huth is an expressionist artist and works with collages, wood reliefs, oil paintings and sculptures. A quote from the artist: “The role of the artist is to fulfill the human expression of the time in which we live.”

James Gray
Studio Gray
sculptor, ceramic artist, woodworker

James Gray is a sculptor and ceramic artist who creates artwork and furniture in stone, wood, resin, and mosaic. He attended the School of Classical Woodcarving in Denver, and now has a studio in Sonoma County, California.

Jan Schultz
sculptor

Jan Schultz, Sonoma County artist, is known for vintage and re-purposed welded metal sculptures, and yard art.

Joel Bennett
ceramic artist, sculptor, art instructor

Joel Bennett has been a ceramic artist in Sonoma County, California for over 40 years. His work includes pit-fired vessels, drums, wall pieces and sculptures, utilitarian stoneware and porcelain, raku fired ware, and sculptural tile work. Joel works from his Forestville studio and gallery, located near the Russian River, redwoods, and vineyards of Sonoma County. He also teaches ceramics at the Santa Rosa Junior College.

Jonna Ramey
sculptor, filmmaker and performance artist

Jonna Ramey is a stone sculptor, filmmaker, writer and performance artist of Northern California and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Linda Ortiz
artist, art educator, sculptor

Linda Ortiz is known for her Southwestern American art themes.

M.C. Carolyn

M.C. Carolyn is a Sonoma County artist known for her stone sculptures, painting in oils, acrylics and mixed mediums, mixed media artwork on paper, and public art commissions. A quote: “Starting with the human figure and then moving beyond it’s traditional shapes I explore the possibilities of not being predictable, nor violent but always speaking visually of the human condition.”  M.C. has a BA in Painting from the University of California at Berkeley,  graduate studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, and researched abroad  on Prehistoric, Copper Age, Bronze Age art, temples and tombs.

Mardi Storm
artist, sculptor

Mardi Storm is a west Sonoma artist who enjoys painting, nature photography, mixed media, and creating large scale sculpture that merges life with art. She also offers “soul painting” workshops for artists.

Marsha Klein
artist

Artist Marsha Klein is a “contemporary visual artist (who) creates metaphorically expressive large format oil paintings and sculptural ceramics.” Marsha has a B.A. in Art and Art History from the University of California, Berkeley.

Martin Munson
artist, sculptor

Martin Munson’s metal art contrasts natural and man-made forms. He uses a combination of forms and materials in his furniture and artworks, often working with the recycled or second hand. Martin has a M.F.A. in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University, and B.A. in Sculpture from Sonoma State University. He also attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.

Patrick Amiot
artist, sculptor

Patrick Amiot is a Sebastopol sculptor and metal artist who uses found objects to create whimsical sculpture “junk art”. Many are on display in the downtown streets of Sebastopol. In fact his work has become one of Sebastopol’s tourist attractions. Before taking up junk art, Patrick was a ceramic artist.

Patrick McMurtry
artist

Patrick McMurtry is a Sonoma Valley artist who creates oil paintings and 3-D plastic assemblages.

Peter Crompton
Cromton Design
sculptor, set designer

The Sonoma artist Peter Crompton specializes in classically rooted, concrete sculpture. He also works as a stage set designer in the San Francisco Bay Area, for the ballet, opera, musicals, contemporary and period dramas.

See also Robyn-Spencer-Crompton.

Phil Leech
Leech Studios
jewelry artists

At Leech Studios, Phil and Ann create jewelry designs with silver, gold, and select stones. Both are natives of Indiana with degrees from the University of Cincinnati, School of Design, Art & Architecture. Phil also creates wood and metal sculptures, pottery and architecture.

Rene Dayan-Whithead
sculptor

Rene Dayan-Whitehead is a Sonoma County sculptor who works with stone. Her work can be described as abstract, organic, and luminous. She was born and resided in San Francisco and before settling in Sonoma County.

Rick Butler
sculptor

Rick Butler is a metal artist whose interest in welding led to his current interest in making metal totems, garden sculptures and garden panels. He often uses dissimilar metals, and organic materials in his artwork.

Sandra Maresca
artist, sculptor

Sandra Maresca is a Western Sonoma County artist who provides abstract and impressionistic paintings, “animals with attitudes”, figures, narratives, still lifes and landscapes. She also provides small “spirit totem” sculptures, wall hangings and fiber accessories.

Susandra Spicer-Philpott
sculptor, mixed media artist

Susandra Spicer-Philpott is a Sonoma County artist of sculptures and abstract assemblages, using metal and mixed media.

T. Barny
sculptor

T Barny creates elegant abstract sculpture in stone and bronze. His studio, gallery and sculpture gardens are located in beautiful Alexander Valley, CA and open for tours by appointment.

Takayuki Zoshi
wood artist, sculptor

Takayuki Zoshi creates wood sculpture, wood carving and spiritual images. His art career extends over 30 years, is rooted in the Buddhism tradition, and transcends it.

Teresa Camozzi
sculptor, artist

Teresa Camozzi creates mixed media and resin sculptures, that are intriguing, colorful, and evocative of the cycles of nature.

Thena Trygstad
artist

Thena Trygstad creates unique sculptures and assemblages out of salvage and found objects. She began with gourds using a mini jigsaw, a wood burning tool, glue, paper clay, dyes and acrylic paints. She discovered that salvage yards and second hand stores provide a wonderful treasure trove of materials. Her work is on display at the Arts Guild of Sonoma gallery.

Victoria A. Kochergin
artist, illustrator

Victoria Kochergin is a botanical artist and illustrator, specialized in drawing with colored pencils. She also works in charcoal, ink, painting, pastels, sculpture, watercolor and lithography.

Vincent S. Malcolm
artist, sculptor

Vincent Malcolm is known for his original, handcarved sculptures on reclaimed California wood. He was born Jamaica and has been carving and whittling all of his life..