Nicolas Vasquez Garnica

I have worked for years in various visual arts, including wood, paint, screen printing and, most recently, clay. I find inspiration in experimenting with variations on form, color and texture, based on my observations of the natural environment. A bottle buried in sand on Rodeo Beach comes to mind as I create a clay vase. Glazes allow me to try to find the multiple colors of a sunset, or the layers of colors on the San Francisco Bay. Working in clay under the guidance of Nadia Tarzi-Saccardi has helped guide me back to my artistic roots, using my hands to create and express myself.


13 in x 9 in x 5 in

B mix clay, cone 5, glazed

Not for sale

3 pieces

18 in x 13 in x 9 in

B mix clay, cone 5, glazed

For sale: $500

Artist's biography:

I was born and raised in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. I attended the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Oaxaca from 1973-1976. There I focused on the restoration of colonial paintings and murals, including in the historic Santo Domingo Cathedral. After moving to the Bay Area I learned commercial screen printing, and worked in that medium for over 30 years. As an outlet for creative expression, I used leftover screen-printing ink to create paintings on large canvases. Since my retirement I have been drawn to clay and am finding renewed inspiration in a different medium.