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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Linda Yao

East Bay Open Studios Artist: Linda Yao

Born in New Zealand, Linda Yao is a long-time Bay Area resident, painter and printmaker inspired by California’s cultural and geographical diversity. “Tenders Of The Night” is one of her on-going series based on the Port of Oakland. It began as an insomnia-sublimation exercise that occurred during the darkest pre-dawn hours, during that singular torpor […]

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Winter Open Studios Artist: Ariane Owens

Ariane Owens makes pottery using traditional Majolica techniques.  She works from her home in West Oakland and is inspired by local artists and ancient craft. She draws from her mother’s passed on ceramic and painting skills, and is currently studying Interior Design. […]

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Holiday Fair Artist: Sylvia Ahern

Sylvia Ahern, now retired from corporate life, has reinvented herself as a textiles craftsperson and we are very excited to have her showing her unique and beautiful felted scarves, hats, gloves, and booties! Of her work she says, “Some people call wet felting and nuno felt (wool laminated with silk woven fabrics) ‘wearable art.’  That’s […]

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Winter Open Studios Guest Artist: nuu

Nuchada Prypiroonrojn will showing and selling her beautiful, elegant jewelry next weekend at Norton Factory’s Winter Open Studios and Arts and Crafts Fair.  View more of her work at www.nuujewelry.com. Of her work, Nuchada says, “My passion for form, simplicity, and salient details has grown in me since I was an architecture student.  It’s been years since […]

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Holiday Fair Guest Artist: Marja Huhta, Glass Elements

Marja Huhta, operating as Glass Elements, is a glass jewelry artist.  She recently relocated to the Bay Area and we’re so pleased she found us! You know that feeling when you see a piece of art and you think to yourself: I need to have that? That’s the kind of jewelry Glass Elements is: modern, colorful […]

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Winter Open Studios Guest Artist: Ken Wilkinson, Out of the Box Clocks

Ken Wilkinson will be showing his one-of-a-kind handmade clocks.  Of his work he says, “I am interested in clocks and exploring the many ways I can create clocks and use them in works of art. Using a variety of materials, my focus is sometimes conceptual, sometimes whimsical and sometimes just visually pleasing. I like seeing […]

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Winter Open Studios Artist: Frank Ramsay

Frank Ramsay joined us during East Bay Open Studios in June and we are so pleased he will be showing his work once again at Norton Factory! Most of Frank’s work are one-of-a-kind pieces. The works he builds are mainly influenced by Chinese and Japanese design along with more traditional English work. He is fascinated by the intricacies of joinery and enjoys working on […]

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Winter Open Studios Artist: Arena Shawn

Arena Shawn will be showing her gorgeous, rich watercolors at Norton Factory Studios December 7th and 8th. Arena was a science major and obtained a Ph.D. in Physics in 2008 from Purdue University. However, alongside science she has always had a passion for art. After coming to United States for graduate school, Arena took the […]

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Winter Open Studios Artist: Soad A. Kader

We are very excited to have painter and jewelry artist Soad A. Kader join our Winter Open Studios and Holiday Fair! Soad will be showing two groups of work: life circles: local color When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. ~John Muir Graphite and […]

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Holiday Fair Guest Artist: Corvus the Crow

Corvus the Crow is a small studio based in Oakland, California, owned and operated by Jennifer Collins. Corvus the Crow provides one-of-a-kind glass votives, vases and functional items with an urban kick. The design inspirations for Corvus are based on the intersection of the natural and industrial worlds. The urban landscape and conversely images of […]

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