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Artist Bio


Dana recently moved to Jacksonville Oregon after starting her ceramics career in Northern California.  Dana first learned of her passion for clay over  15 years ago when she took classes at Sierra College in Rocklin. 


For years Dana struggled with glazes feeling that glazes hide the clay rather than celebrate the clay.  When she studied various naked clay techniques under Eduardo Lazo, her journey changed and took her on a decades long exploration of alternative finishes.  Dana eventually developed a smoked  resist finish.

Dana’s most recent works are a direct result of her time on the Pacific Northwest coast along with her desire to create more sculptural work is evident in her altered and folded ceramic forms.  She has also included wall installations and totemic forms.


While clay is her primary medium, Dana secretly aspires to be a painter and recently alcohol inks have fulfilled that desire.  For her, the movement of the ink across the page is in keeping with her water theme and resembles the movement and flow of water across the sand.  


Dana’s work is in private and public collections in the United States and abroad.  Her work has won several awards including first place at The Kennedy Gallery 20/20 Show and Elk Grove Art Center’s Annual Ceramics Show,  third place winner at Oakwilde Sculpture Ranch 52 artists show, and Placer Arts Membership Juried Art Show.  One of the greatest highlights of Dana’s career has been two showings in the highly regarded Pasadena Showcase House in Southern California.

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