Featured Artist of the Day ~ Steve Salisian, Photographer & Ceramic Artist

porcelainteapot.jpg Steve Salisian taught Ceramics and Photography at San Jose City College from 1968 to 1998. He continues to "hang out" there as a volunteer assistant in Ceramics.

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Steve works with small forms in porcelain and stoneware focusing on variations of pouring and drinking vessels.

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Combining wheel-throwing and hand-building in a single piece, Steve emphasizes both decoration and function, utilizing various textures, and decorative handles and spouts.

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A resident of Aptos, CA since 1974, Steve has been a frequent participant in Santa Cruz County Open Studio Tours, and has exhibited in many local regional and national shows.

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Steve enjoys traveling and photographing various events, cultures and environments in Europe and Asia.

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He has done extensive photographic work at the Carnival in Venice, Bali, Indonesia, China, and most recently in Vietnam.

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Steve's work can also be seen at the Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation Gallery on Cannery Row in Monterey.

M.P.A.F. Gallery Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation www.MPAF.org 425 Cannery Row, Monterey Ca.93940 831- 655-126 (across from the Chart House and Monterey Plaza Hotel) Open daily from 11AM to 5Pm.

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steves@pacbell.net