Open Studio: Derik’s Clay Candyland

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A friend of ours recently moved his ceramic studio from San Francisco over to Berkeley. He has a tiny little space that he’s gussied up to fit his needs and done a bang-up job of organizing the goodies he uses to make his art. This being the month of small and cool, we thought you might enjoy peeking inside Derik’s lively and small-sized work space.

Situated in a space the size of a small garage, Derik has a full working studio (kiln and all!) snuggled up with a “gallery” wall so that he can display his work while he creates.

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The pieces are lovingly dubbed “potato heads” for their iconic shape and their mismatched faces. Derik collects the knick-knacks he uses to decorate his heads from antique shops and flea markets and keeps them grouped by color or likeness in clear boxes for easy access.

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On our recent visit, we couldn’t contain ourselves and grabbed all of the boxes from the shelf to explore the contents.

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Like kids in a candy shop, we couldn’t get enough….we love the personalities created by the mismatched objects that make up the clay faces.

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Thanks, Derik!

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