Sonoma Art Directory
Jonna Ramey is a stone sculptor, filmmaker, writer and performance artist of Northern California and Salt Lake City, Utah.
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..
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.
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 creates mixed media and resin sculptures, that are intriguing, colorful, and evocative of the cycles of nature.
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.
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.
Susandra Spicer-Philpott is a Sonoma County artist of sculptures and abstract assemblages, using metal and mixed media.
Jan Schultz, Sonoma County artist, is known for vintage and re-purposed welded metal sculptures, and yard art.
The Sonoma County artist Don Ajello creates sculptures in bronze and wood, ceramics, and mixed media art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Warren Arnold is known for his abstract and figurative sculpture. He is the artist of the Whale Project, a series of large sculpted marble whale totems, shown in public places up and down the California coast.
Zaza Fetterly grew up in Paris, where she graduated from the Sorbonne and the American University in Paris. Zaza has practiced art and sculpting for over 20 years in San Francisco and the California wine country. Her art is on display at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Gallery.
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.
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 Worlds Fair (1958), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (1958).
Suki Diamond offers a home living collection of pottery, home accessories and garden sculpture, handcrafted by the artist in Sonoma County. She has a ceramic studio and sculpture garden in Sebastopol, California. Working in traditional majolica technique, she employs color stains on a white background, and paints each piece in clear colors with stylized animals, people or designs. “All reflect her joyful observations of the world at large.”
Barbara Hoffmann has worked for 40 years with pottery and sculptural stoneware. She specializes in high, gas fired, reduction stoneware, as well as wood-fire, salt glaze, porcelain, earthenware and Raku.
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.
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 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 is a Sonoma Valley artist who creates oil paintings and 3-D plastic assemblages.
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.