Ginny Zipperer

Bas Relief Wall Tiles

Clay tile, acrylic paint
mounted on wood backing
9" H x 4" w" x 3" D
Clay tile, acrylic paint, mounted on wood
5" H x 7 " w x 2" D
Clay tile with acrylic paint, mounted on patinaed metal
12" H X 12" W x 3" D
Micaceous clay tile, acrylic paint, on wood
5" H x 7" w x 2" D
clay tiles mounted on patinaed metal
45" w x 12" h
The Meeting
Clay tile mounted on patinaed metal
12" w x 12" h
clay tiles
Each piece 6" w x 4" h
Clay tile
8" w x 6" h

Ginny Zipperer Ginny Zipperer

Artist's statement
Throughout my life nature has been a comfort and inspiration to me. My work in clay strongly reflects the joy and rejuvenation I find among the plants and animals, landscapes and sunsets I encounter. Periodically a particular plant or animal will present itself especially strongly and begin to show up in my work. Most recently the strong personalities and trickster nature of crows and ravens have attracted me. The bas relief sculptures I began in 2010 were initially inspired by a Joy Harjo song that describes 3 crows talking by the side of the road. I was so taken with the image that I had to execute it in clay. I found I really enjoyed the bas relief process and have made it the focus of my current work. The raven, messenger between the spirit and material worlds, dominates these pieces, but other creatures present themselves as well. Frogs, who represent the spirits of the ancestors, strong and steady burros, wild horses, have all inspired me. When developing an image, I include some element of the animal's habitat - a tree, rocks, landscape. In doing this I think I bring myself and the viewer back to nature. We are drawn into the piece by our natural attraction to another being and through them, we are connected to the greater world in which they, and we, live.

Classes and Workshops

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Down and Dirty; an introduction to the joy of working with clay

Learn basic methods of forming works in clay, including slabs and coils, bas relief sculpture and throwing on the wheel. Become familiar with various surface decoration techniques and glazing. Know how to identify the different types of clay and how various firing methods affect the outcome of your work.

Ginny Zipperer will be teaching this class this summer at the Peninsula School of Art in beautiful Door County, WI

Date: Wed-Sat July 31-Aug 3, 9am-1pm
Level: Novice and Above
Member Tuition: $310 + materials fee
Non-Member Tuition: $335 + materials fee

To register go to Under the "workshops" button, click on 'search by instructor'. At the top of that page there will be information to either register by phone or download a registration form.
Course ID: CE1306
For more information e-mail Ginny at
Or call 505-204-6236

Basic Wheel Throwing

A 6 -week class to introduce students to basic wheel work techniques. In addition, students will learn to prepare clay for throwing, trim and finish thrown pots and the basics of applying glazes. Class is limited to 4 students so there will be lots of individual attention. If you have some experience and want to improve your skills, this class can work for you.

When: TBA / ongoing
Where: Baca St. Studio, 730 Baca St.
Fee: $225.00 plus tax, includes clay up to 25#, glazes, firing

For more information and to register e-mail Ginny at
Or call 505-204-6236

Classes and Workshops for Children and Families

Baca St. Pottery offers clay experiences for children ranging from one time special events workshops to multi-session classes. The studio is a safe, clean and supportive environment for children to explore their talents.

Class fees include all materials and single firing of work produced.

Contact the instructor listed under the class description to arrange participation

Family Clay Play

The family that plays together... What could be more fun than playing in the mud together? Parents and children. Grandchildren and grandparents. Aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Bring everyone. Create a family piece, like a mural or sculpture, or work separately to create individual pieces. The instructor will provide guidance for all ages. Workshops must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

Length: 1 1/2 - 2 hours
Number of students: minimum of 2, maximum of 6
Fee: $150.00 for up to 3 students, an additional $40.00 for each additional student

Instructor: Ginny Zipperer
Contact information: 505-204-6236 or

Special Event Clay Play

Celebrate that special birthday or event by bringing the party to Baca Street Pottery where each participant can create something to remind them of the special day. All work will be fired and delivered at a later date. Children must be at least 6 years old and groups must be accompanied by at least one adult. Events must be scheduled a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Group size: minimum 4, maximum 8
Length of workshop: 1 1/2 - 2 hours
Fee: $180.00 for 4, an additional $30.00 for each additional participant

Instructor: Ginny Zipperer:
Contact information: 505-204-6236 or

Please contact me at, 505-204-6236.

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