I began my art practice 1993 in New York City. Formal training began with clay; pottery on the wheel. Making things on my wheel is still my favorite part of any day. I'm not confined to clay as a medium. Large scale sculptures in steel, the occasional painting, or piece of jewelry are also part of my portfolio. What you will see on this site are representative pieces from several series.  I have included some of my work from my MFA show, because it is related to one of the series I am working on now.

I moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2000. At that time I was focusing on clay. I studied everything from figure sculpture to production pottery, to surface design, and how to fire all the different types of kilns. That led to the decision to get an MFA.  Finishing that, and after concluding 10 years of teaching pottery at The Berkeley Art Studio (part of the ASUC Auxilliary on the UC Berkeley campus),  I have turned my attention, full time, to my art practice. I have a work space in San Francisco.  I make sculptures in clay, or sometimes in steel, or which ever media is appropriate at the moment.

-- Robert Abrams