GALLERY ARTISTS


ARTISTS CURRENTLY EXHIBITING AT THE GALLERY

  • Linda Carson
  • Rebecca Catterall
  • Kim Clarke
  • Roe Estep
  • Wanda Ferrin
  • Hannah French
  • John Grisafe
  • Senchal Hatton
  • Diane Melching Hedding
  • Arnie Kubelun
  • Ruty Levy
  • Victoria Littlejohn
  • Drew Lurie
  • Karin Mac
  • Wyn Matthews
  • Bill Metcalf
  • Stacy Rowe
  • Troy Schmidt
  • Gayle Bentley Swanson
  • Genie Thomsen
  • Dane Venaas
  • Christine Watte
  • Ellen Williams
  • Ellen Wohlstadter
  • Dia Wolfe

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Ruty Levy

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For as long as I can remember, creativity has been a very important part of my identity. I was drawn to clay; its basic elemental nature, tactile qualities and without boundaries possibilities. And I’ve loved every stage of my progression through the years.

My work starts by having an idea - and then there is always a moment the clay will react to my hands, and not necessarily to my mind, as if I am just the executor. The clay will hint and suggest a direction - an expression or movement- and I concede to the natural process, flowing with it until completion.

Declaring my passion for ceramics was a conscious decision. I felt, ‘this is who I am, this is what I was meant to do, now’.

Open for commissions

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Karin Mac

German-born ceramic artist Karin Mac made the first of many visits to India with her husband Jatindar Singh Mac in the late

1960s, and has made art inspired by India ever since. In 1980, she immigrated to the United States with her husband

and their three sons. While studying art in Southern California, Karin fell in love with pottery.

The sensuousness of clay and the magic of fire, with its mysterious transformations of the glazes, grip her imagination. Working both with and without a potter’s wheel, Karin often infuses her work with her decades-long relationship with Sikhism. From plates and mugs to stunning vases, platters, Om, Khanda, and Ik Onkar motifs, each of Karin’s pieces elicits a specific mood, articulating both the world view and the intimate observations of the artist. She works out of her home studio in Thousand Oaks, California.

VCPG Gallery currently displays over 34 local

Central Coast artists, including Ojai, Santa Barbara, Agoura and those between. Come browse our large selection of handmade, one-of-kind ceramic art. From functional wares, mugs, bowls, vases, to whimsical ceramic art, sculpture, garden art and mosaic art, our diverse and unique selection of pottery.

Ellen Wohlstetter

Ellen is a locally recognized studio potter. Her creative journey began over 25 years ago after a fulfilling carrier in the record industry.

Initially ceramics was a great hobby, a stress release from her busy entrepreneurial life. As she began to explore the medium, Ellen studied with numerous ceramic artists and teachers around the county where she learned various ceramic techniques.

Then in 2004, with the help of her husband, they built Clayworks Studio,

offering adult and children’s pottery classes along with a summer camp program to the local community. Students were taught a wide variety of hand building techniques including clay slab, pinch pots, coiling, molds and glazing along with the potter’s wheel.

Today her work is a combination of both hand built and wheel-thrown functional pieces. She is fascinated by textures and inspired by the colors of the earth, sea and sky. To further define her style Ellen often incorporates lace, wooden texture rollers, carving techniques and slip in an effort to create flowing curves and dynamic surfaces. Her goal is to create vibrant, unique ceramic art that one can enjoy everyday.

To this day the process of working in clay is an going passion that she has been hooked on from the moment she discovered it!

Ellen shows her work at both juried and invitational exhibitions and is currently featured at the Ventura Pottery Gallery located in the The Ventura Harbor.