Dinah Shapiro

Dinah has been drawing and working with ceramics for over twenty-five years. Her stylized ceramic work exemplifies the trial and error process of working with glaze and tools to achieve the muted, detailed and highly sophisticated look that her totem-style pieces embody. Dinah is a generous, sociable woman who shares her excitement about creativity and art making with the other artists in the studio, often using the faces of her friends and fellow artists to inspire a drawing or sculpture. Dinah explains that her process of art making is a cathartic release—she often finds herself rushing to make work when she feels overly emotional about a life experience, conversation or just a tough day on public transportation.

Born 1963, Berkeley, California