Sausalito's Artists Open
Claudia Cohen Ceramic
& Bronze Sculpture Gallery
Claudia Cohen hand crafts unique museum-quality fine art ceramic and bronze
She began her art education at The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston,
Then moved to the west coast and opened her studio in the
artist community of Sausalito, California next to the San Francisco Bay.
Claudia's "Magic Realism" style and unique highly-colored patinas, motivate
art-aficionados’ worldwide to collect her sculptures. All her pieces are
initially sculpted in fired-ceramics, and many go on to be cast in bronze at the
renowned Artworks Foundry in Berkeley, California using the lost-wax technique.
Claudia's work was recently featured in Turin, Italy at the MIAAO Museum as
representative of The School of California Funk Ceramics.
Impact, not realism, is the aim of sculptor Claudia Cohen. By exploring
figurative and narrative subjects, her work raises questions about the condition
of being human. Her style has been described as comic surrealism, a style that
blends objective reality with mythology and flights of fancy.
Her sculpted beings, in bronze and ceramic, portray a magical cast of
characters; human, animal, or a fantastical progeny from a universe of her own
devising. Combining humor and pathos, the works involve the viewer in this
mysterious world of the artist's intuition. Much time and effort goes into the
creation of each piece , to obtain the look that her imagination conjures forth.
Sometimes the process ends at the first firing of the kiln, and the piece
remains in the medium of ceramics.
And sometimes the process goes much further. The fired clay original is taken to
her favorite Foundry, Artworks in Berkeley, where the complicated process begins
to cast the piece into metal. The final and most transforming step occurs at the
stage when the subtle range of patina colors are applied to bring the work to
"To be able to shape my dreams and fantasies in tangible form, to see what
three- dimensional forms those mysterious sparks form within my subconscious
will take is for me what the search is all about. And creating these works
allows me to share these visions with others."