Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, California, non-profit Arts Organization

"The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center supports and encourages the arts

through education, exhibition and cultural activities,

reflecting the unique and diverse environment of the mountain communities."

 

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9341 Mill St.      Ben Lomond, CA      (831) 336-3513

 

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Dale Bates

Raku Master

831.335.5515

 

Raku Platter by Dale Bates, member of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Art Center, gallery, shows, educational art classes, clay / ceramic workshops, clay, glass, fiber, oil paintings, digital art, watercolors, water colors, acrylics, abstract, surreal, fine art, charcoal, photographs, photography, music, acoustic, jewelry, lamps, gift shop

Mr. Bates was born in Cincinnati Ohio in 1935. 

1958 - B.A. in commercial art 

1959 - 1961 United States Air Force 

1964 - Master's in ceramics at Tulsa University. 

Raku Platter by Dale Bates, member of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Art Center, gallery, shows, educational art classes, clay / ceramic workshops, clay, glass, fiber, oil paintings, digital art, watercolors, water colors, acrylics, abstract, surreal, fine art, charcoal, photographs, photography, music, acoustic, jewelry, lamps, gift shop  

1965 -1967 Director of exhibitions and education at Spiva ArtsCenter in Joplin Missouri 

1967 - Art Instructor Missouri Southern. 

1993 - Symposium in Russia and introduced the Raku process to the Russian artists 

Current - Raku Master at SC Mountains Art Center & Santa Cruz County Open Studios Artist

 

Raku Platter by Dale Bates, member of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Art Center, gallery, shows, educational art classes, clay / ceramic workshops, clay, glass, fiber, oil paintings, digital art, watercolors, water colors, acrylics, abstract, surreal, fine art, charcoal, photographs, photography, music, acoustic, jewelry, lamps, gift shop

 

I enjoy working in ceramics as a challenge in physics as well as the quest for the superlative object.  In this series I am fascinated with the immediacy of the Raku and in particular a copper glaze called "pickle's luster".                   Enjoy!

 Up • Bruce-Bangert • Jody Bare • Dale Bates • Brenda Berg • Fro Butler • Carolee-Burrows-Artist • Frank_Borovich • Roberta Friedman Ceramics • Helene • Dan & Laurie Hennig • Shirley-Hudson • Anouk-Johanna • Leah King • Linda A. Levy • Tina Masciocchi • Geoff-Jenny-Morten • Stephanie Schriver • Lorri Scott • GloriaS • Kathleen Miller Thomas • Breda Voss • Larry Worley

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:   

 Arts Council of Santa Cruz County   Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County

         California Arts Council   Bruce Bangert   North Glass   Phoenix Ceramics  

       Earth Matters Foundation    Valley Women's Club    New Leaf Market Felton

 

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