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Andrea Ciak Studio

About Andrea’s work: “My ceramic pieces are wheel-thrown, burnished, and then naked raku, saggar, or horsehair fired. My pate de verre (literally “paste of glass”) pieces are made with crushed color glass the consistency of sand and fired to the point where it just fuses, but retains its sandy texture. Color, pattern, texture, visual depth, tactile as well as visual experience are important facets of my work.”

Andrea is a ceramic, glass, encaustic, & fiber artist living & working in Oakland. Although primarily self-taught, she has taken numerous classes and workshops, and has tremendous gratitude for the generosity and support of her instructors (including many at Richmond Art Center). She is inspired by the colors, patterns, textures whether man-made or natural that she sees around her every day while walking, hiking, or biking.

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