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Tebby George

San Anselmo, CA

The greatest source of my inspiration is the Bay Area’s remarkably diverse community. Living here I am surrounded by a wealth of compelling subjects for my figures and portraits. The shapes, forms, colors and energies of the people who walk beside me daily, stir my imagination. My work is a continuing challenge to capture and express the spirit of each of these individuals. It teaches me respect, patience and gratitude and it brings me great joy.

I have enjoyed working in several mediums: clay, wax, plaster, coldcast bronze, forton and cast paper. Clay is my favorite. For me, it best holds and expresses the human spirit. It is a mirror of sentient life – soft and pliable, strong and resistant. It absorbs color and welcomes texture. It is sensitive to the most subtle touch; and if its nature is ignored or disrespected it responds with an unyielding stubbornness.
My working process involves two complimentary approaches. One is working weekly with a model in a small group of sculptors, honing skills and techniques, and sharing experiences. On the other days, I work alone in my studio, experimenting with materials, exploring ideas, creating personal pieces from my model work and from my imagination. I build large and small, usually hollow, and finish the work with stains, underglazes, terra sigillata, and raku firing.

Tamaitai

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Angel In Blue

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Raku Torso Fragment 4

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Raku Torso Fragment 2

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Raku Torso Fragment 1

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Raku Torso Fragment 3

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NORMAN

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ZWANDA

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TITANIA

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FIRST BORN SON

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GWADEGNA ll

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young woman

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SPLASH

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ANDREY

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PEACE 10"x10"x7"

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FROG STORY 23" X 15" X 12"

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ANA 25" x 12" x 7"

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APRIL AND DRAKE 18" x 23" x 22"

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