MARIN BRAIN INJURY NETWORK – Schurig Center's Summer Auction 2020
Auction Ends: Aug 24, 2020 12:00 PM PDT


Bubble Jar by David Weinstein

Item Number
Estimated Value
$25 USD
$45 USD to mf4840a0b
Number of Bids
7  -  Bid History

Item Description

Dimensions: 6"x 4"

Shino glaze outside with dark emerald green inside. Food safe.

About the Artist

David Weinstein, Community Artist

David became interested in clay during his sophomore year at The Urban High School in San Francisco in 1975. A wonderful art teacher who was a classically trained Japanese potter spent three years allowing him to practice with her.

During his junior year, he apprenticed with Tom Burdett, a production potter who owned two shops in San Francisco. The Potters? Workshop produced dinnerware for retail sale and for restaurants. Tom taught almost entirely by demonstration and with very few words. Though uncomfortable for a teenaged kid, David learned more from him than any other artist he's had the opportunity to work with.

While in college at UCSC, David took a variety of specialized ceramics classes and apprenticed another production potter in Santa Cruz named Sylvia Clark. Sylvia was well known for her ceramic sinks and lamps. For two years, he kept her studio running and her kilns going in exchange for studio access and retail space.

Sylvia was a perfectionist who would pick up a pot and drop it on the floor if it was too heavy or out of proportion, insisting that the apprentice make a few more with more refined form. She believed firmly the pleasure in potting was derived from contact with the clay and that once the piece was finished, the pleasure for the potter had been exhausted. Though extreme, this passion for the process and respect for the medium has never left David.

In 1988, David joined the West California Pottery in Mill Valley where he worked until 1997. In 2003 he became a partner in ArtFire Studios with a number of wonderful artists who share their enthusiasm for their medium freely while pursuing individual creative dreams.

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Item Special Note

Winning bidder may pick item up at Schurig Center or have it delivered to a Marin County location free of charge. If the item is to be shipped, a shipping charge will be added to the winning bidder?s charge.