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Angela Dorer

Novato, CA

A potter + painter working with encaustic wax on wheel thrown porcelain vessels.

My introduction to the art world came through the door of clay.

I was a market researcher for almost 2 decades until 6 years ago when I left my career to be a stay at home parent to my 2 young boys. This left me with the need (and time) for a creative outlet. That is when I found clay.  I worked for about a year with hand building and sculpture before I sat down at the potter’s wheel to learn the technical art of throwing. That was when the potter in me was born. Today I run my own studio, Salt House Ceramics, teaching and throwing daily working mainly with porcelain clay.  

Last year I launched a project called The Beauty of Alchemy which asks artists “what would you do if life handed you a blank canvas?”. It was a call to other artists to come and put their work onto my porcelain vessels. A year later, I find myself as the artist putting her work on these vessels using encaustic wax. Encaustic is an art form dating back to the Greeks in 5th century BC. It is the oldest known pigment binder and an all natural medium combining beeswax with tree resin. Vitrified, raw porcelain is a perfect canvas for this medium. Two ancient art forms coming together in what is the perfect marriage of mediums. Past meets present in beautiful form and color.

My Artwork

Encaustic on Porcelain

Angela Dorer

Moon Landing

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Encaustic on Porcelain

Angela Dorer

Encaustic on Porcelain

Angela Dorer

Encaustic on Porcelain

Angela Dorer

Encaustic on Porcelain

Angela Dorer

Encaustic on Porcelain

Angela Dorer

Encaustic on Porcelain

Angela Dorer

The Dance

Angela Dorer

Encaustic on Porcelain

Angela Dorer

Encaustic on Porcelain

Angela Dorer