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Joe Bologna hosts Sculptcast Conversations, bringing more than 30 years of experience in architecture, ceramics, and sculpture to conversations with artists, designers, gallery owners, suppliers and more. He is a longtime member of the Pacific Rim Sculptors Group and the International Sculptor Center. Bologna his curated sculpture shows in the San Francisco Bay Area.
He builds his own metal sculptures from found objects he collects and stores in a large and impressive pile, and has exhibited his work throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and at Art Prize in Grand Rapids, Mich.
“Steel,” Bologna says, “is one of my favorite materials for its strength, color, texture, and willingness to reincarnate.”
Visit Joe’s sculpture website.
Cheryl Bowlan serves as Sculptcast’s writer, sound recorder, editor, photographer, webmaster, and producer.
She has spent more than three decades in the journalism, communications, design, and multimedia fields. Her background includes writing for major magazines and newspapers; shooting, editing and producing videos for the Web; photography; and sound production. Bowlan’s videos about art and disability have been screened at film festivals. Her profile of a disabled painter aired on KALW public radio in San Francisco and is available on the Public Radio Exchange.
Bowlan has been interested in art and artists her entire life and earned her undergrad degree in studio arts, later studying journalism for her graduate degree.
John Toki is well known in the San Francisco Bay Area art community as an established sculptor, president of Leslie Ceramics Supply, resource to many artists and a leader in building community. He’s the co-director of the Ceramics Annual of America and has been awarded art residencies at the Kohler Arts Center, European Ceramics Workcentre and, with Stephen DeStaebler, the Watershed School of the Ceramic Arts.
His sculptures have been exhibited in public spaces, museums and galleries throughout California as well as Maryland, Arizona, and Wisconsin.
Toki has taught ceramics and sculpture at California College of the Arts, where he earned his MFA, the University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State University.
He is also the co-author with Charlotte Speight of several notable books on ceramics for beginners and artists
Click to listen to a Sculptcast interview with John Toki.