After receiving his Masters of Fine Art
at the University of California at Davis
in 1985, Tony has been working as a
professional artist in ceramic
sculpture. His main interest has been in
large scale humorous figurative ceramic
sculpture. In undergraduate and graduate
school he was fortunate to have studied
at the University of California, Davis' TB9 ceramic studio with the
artist that put figurative ceramic sculpture on the map, Robert Arneson.
Since then he has been showing in
galleries and museums around the world
and has been commissionedto do several
public and private sculptures in bronze,
fiberglass and ceramic. Tony maintains a studio in Sacramento, CA and for the past three years he has been a curator at blue line arts! http://www.bluelinearts.org 916 349 2324
My recent work consists of larger-than-life ceramic busts; satirically depicting the general nature and eccentricities of my subjects. Humor plays an integral part in the physiological make-up of each
character. The use of bold, vivid color and the exaggerated gestures also add a dimension in creating the personality and mood of the busts/characters.
Tony Natsoulas is not affiliated in anyway with the John
Natsoulas Gallery or John Natsoulas.
This was a private commission. It is a portrait of Robert Arneson who taught ceramics at UC Davis. I made him emerging from a kiln that was made up of 62 brick, the amount of years he lived. The pieces around him are piece he made in his early years. 100" x 24" 24"