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2015 East Bay Open Studios Guest Artist: Frank Ramsay

2015 East Bay Open Studios Guest Artist: Frank Ramsay

Frank Ramsay fascinated by the intricacies of Chinese joinery and enjoy working on projects that show the beauty of real wood while at the same time incorporating shapes that are pleasing to the eye. Most of his furniture works are one-of-a-kind pieces whose designs are influenced by traditional Chinese and Japanese work. He tries to allow these same […]

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Open Studios 2015 Artist: Tali Grinshpan

During East Bay Open Studios 2015, Norton Factory is pleased to exhibit the work of 10 guest artists in addition to our resident artists. Joining Norton Factory this year is Tali Grinshpan, a glass artist from Walnut Creek, CA. For Tali, working with glass is an ever lasting source for challenge and interest. Her work is an intimate […]

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Howie Katz

Howie Katz uses software, projections, and physical objects to create interactive, personalized installations that bring the virtual world of social media into the real world. The work addresses the divergence of our online alter-egos and our true selves. View Howie’s work on his website, howiekatzart.com, and in-person today at East Bay Open Studios at Norton Factory. […]

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Aaron Shifflett

Aaron Shifflett’s work finds spirituality in compositions inside and around us. They take abstracted gore and combine them with compositions from microbiological cultures and stellar matter. Images of innards, muscles, and bone are an uncomfortable reminder of our fragility and death. After death, cultures living within us will continue to flourish, and eventually all our […]

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Sonia Sinton

Sonia Sinton’s work focuses on the juxtaposition of soft and hard and chaos and order, by mixing steel with feminine colorful fibers to create complex structures and surfaces.   View Sonia’s work on her website, soniasinton.blogspot.com, and during East Bay Open Studios at Norton Factory in Oakland June 7-8 and 14-15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Frank Ramsay

Most of Frank Ramsay’s work are one-of-a-kind pieces. They are influenced by Chinese and Japanese design along with more traditional English work. He is fascinated by the intricacies of Chinese joinery and enjoys working on projects that show the beauty of real wood while at the same time incorporating curves and angles to create shapes […]

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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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Welcome Artist Jeremy Mayer, Studio 17

Things are really coming together at Norton Factory — just four months since opening our doors, we have 17 Resident Artists and only one studio still available! Today we welcome our newest Resident Artist, Jeremy Mayer. Jeremy describes his sculpture as “re-assemblage”. Without soldering, gluing, welding, or wiring, he uses only typewriter components in assembling life-scale, anatomically […]

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Tom Cooke

Tom Cooke

We are very pleased to be showing the artwork of Tom Cooke during East Bay Open Studios.  After a long career as an urban design and city planning consultant, Tom now devotes more of his time pursuing his interest in graphic arts. Working out of his home studio in Oakland, Tom’s current art projects alternate between watercolors […]

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Dana Zed

Dana Zed is an NFS Guest Artist and will be exhibiting a series of glass paintings and glass sculpture during East Bay Open Studios.  The paintings in this series are about the discipline of positivity and the triumph of color, pattern, and harmony. The series consists of seven glass paintings made using various kiln glass casting techniques.  Each […]

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