Artist: Chanda Beck
Holiday Sales: YES
Work: I create handmade dinnerware, home goods and jewelry out of stoneware and porcelain clay and use slip-casting, slab-building and wheel-throwing to realize my work. I have a particular interest in abstract representations of nature and use fine black lines with typically single bold colors with an eye on minimalism for my wares, sneaking in the occasional animal or bird.
About: I have been working in clay for over 20 years and graduated with a BFA in Ceramic Sculpture as a post-baccalaureate student at the California College of the Arts (and Crafts). I create my Ezme Designs line of ceramics housewares and jewelry from my studio at the Berkeley Potters Guild.
My work is sold in galleries and museum gift shops such as the Pence Gallery in Davis, CA, The American Museum of Ceramic Arts (AMOCA) gift shop and the Abrams-Claghorn Gallery in Albany, CA as well as other stores and at fairs and festivals.
I am a juried exhibiting member of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists (ACGA) and regularly participate in their large event in July in Palo Alto.
I was excited to have the opportunity to teach my first workshop at the Richmond Art Center this Fall and look forward to hosting more one/two day workshop events in ceramics in the future.
Contact: Aside from selling through my website shop listed, I also sell on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/EzmeDesigns and can be found on social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) @ezmedesigns. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. On my website, there is a local pickup option for purchases to avoid shipping fees. xo ezme