Ginny Zipperer

Bas Relief Wall Tiles

clay, acrylic paint, mounted on wood
20"H x 10"W x 6"D
clay, patenaed metal, beaded jewelry
12"H x 12"W x 3"D
Clay tile with acrylic paint, mounted on patinaed metal
12" H X 12" W x 3" D

clay tiles mounted on painted metal, stone beads
10"H x 24"W x 4"D
clay tiles mounted on patinaed metal
45" w x 12" h
clay tiles mounted on painted metal, brass wire, beads & stones
12"H x 42"W x 5"D
Ruins Raven
clay, oil paint
7"H x 5"W x 3"D
clay, brass wire, patinaed metal
7"H x 6"W x 3"D
clay, brass Wire, acrylic paint, painted metal
10"H x 6"W x 3"D
The Patriarch
clay, patenaed metal
12"H x 12"W x 3"D

Ginny Zipperer

Ginny Zipperer

Artist's statement
I first began working in clay as a functional potter, working in a number of studios through the years, alternating my clay career with a variety of social service jobs. As my work evolved I became more interested in exploring the expressive and sculptural possibilities of clay, though producing functional work still has a strong appeal for me.

Having grown up on a small farm near the shores of Lake Michigan, nature has been an integral part of my life and a comfort and inspiration to me. My work in clay strongly reflects the joy and rejuvenation I find there. Periodically a particular aspect of nature 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 by the side of the road and the singer's speculation about whether this was a routine coffee klatch or an omen. 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 animals and plants, the landscapes and architecture around me, as well as old pick up trucks have all inspired me.

Classes and Workshops


photo by twostoutmonks

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.

For more information e-mail Ginny at gzip1@juno.com
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 gzip1@juno.com

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 gzip1@juno.com

Please contact me at gzip1@juno.com, 505-204-6236.


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Updated 05 April 2012
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